This is sad news. Fan favourite Laura Benanti will not be coming back for Season 3! We will not see Laura play Alura (Kara’s mum). Variety has announced that the role of Alura has been recast due to Laura’s work commitments in New York. The show is filmed in Vancouver.
Erica Durance will take on the role of Alura in Season 3. Erica played the role of Lois Lane in Smallville.
Andrew Kresigberg said:
“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 New York,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “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 Season 3 will be premiere on 09 October (US on The CW) and 10 October (Australia on Foxtel).