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Erica Durance to replace Laura Benanti in Supergirl

Laura Benanti played Alura, the mother of Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El. She won’t return for the next outing as she is being replaced by Erica Durance.

tv Updated: Jul 09, 2017 16:57 IST
Erica Durance essayed the role of Lois Lane in the Superman series Smallville.
Erica Durance essayed the role of Lois Lane in the Superman series Smallville.(AFP)

Hollywood actor Erica Durance will replace actress Laura Benanti in the TV show Supergirl for the upcoming third season.

Benanti played Alura, the mother of Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El.

Benati won’t return for the next outing as she is being replaced by Durance, who portrayed Lois Lane on the Superman series Smallville, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

“Unfortunately Laura, who Greg Berlanti (writer) and I have worked with for years going back to ‘Eli Stone’, was unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in New York,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement.

“But we are so blessed that Erica has come aboard to offer her own interpretation of Kara’s mother. We had tremendous success with a former Lois Lane last season with Teri Hatcher. We know Erica will continue the proud tradition of legacy actors joining our shows and creating new and exciting takes on classic DC characters,” Kreisberg added.

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