Erica Durance Set For SUPERGIRL Role

BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Erica Durance arrives at the CW Launch Party at the Warner Bros. Studio on September 18, 2006 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Eric Durance is set to join CW’s Supergirl replacing Laura Benanti as Alura.

Benanti is unavailable for the upcoming season due to her Broadway commitments so Durance boards the show as the next Superman related alumni to join the show after Teri Hatcher last season.

“Unfortunately Laura, who Greg and I have worked with for years going back to Eli Stone, was unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in NY,” said 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.”

Durance is known for portraying Lois Lane in the later seasons of Smallville, and starred in Saving Hope for six seasons