A familiar face, for Smallville fans, is coming to National City.
Erica Durance, Smallville’s beloved Lois Lane, is set to play Alura Zor-El, Kara’s mother. She appeared as a hologram, left to help Kara through her journey (much like Superman’s Jor-El in the Fortress of Solitude) and in flashbacks throughout previous seasons.
Alura was previously portrayed by Laura Benanti, who is unable to reprise her role due to scheduling conflict:
“Unfortunately Laura, who Greg [Berlanti] 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],” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. “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.”
Supergirl fans already got to see a Smallville alum on the show. In the first season Laura Vandervoort (who played Kara Zor- El on Smallville) portrayed Indigo.
Supergirl returns October 9th at 8/7c on the CW