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Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast Role

WHOA!!!!! Ok Smallville fans, here's a big one! According to TVLine.com, Erica Durance, the beautiful and talented Lois Lane from Smallville is taking over the role of Alura Zor-El for Laura Benati due to scheduling conflicts! This is a huge deal because last season, Laura was unavailable due to her schedule on Broadway and then welcoming her first child. This recast announcement means that the writers and producers of the the show are looking to make Alura a big role in the show again and they need an actress who's availability is much more constant! Who better to fill that role then the next ex-Lois Lane herself, Erica Durance! Show runner Andrew Kreisberg had this to say:

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]. 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.

Talk about a shocker! We didn't see that coming! Let us know what you think of the news in the comments below and in the forum! Keep us going this summer and visit the support page!

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#53 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast RoleEire El 2017-07-11 12:17
When she could have tied up one of the security guards and used him like a string puppet to insert both keys :-) no wait, that was Superman III.

Quoting evrafter:
And for the love of all things holy, no more of those ridiculous Go Go Gadget arms *enter face palm here*
#52 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast Rolemarkhb 2017-07-11 04:43
Quoting Kelly:
Quoting Eire El:

I'd like to see Silver Banshee's return for a number of reasons:
...
3. I'm Irish. For once on screen Hollywood didn't stereotype my people with that Darby O'Gill, Finian's Rainbow, "begora top of the morning" nonsense, (instead Siobhan's aunt jeered at it).

Quoting Kiwi:
Mostly though I'd like for them to bring Laura Vandervoort back for another multiple episode arc, wouldn't even matter if she wasn't playing Indigo, just want to see her on the show again.


If they do bring either of them back they need to work on those costumes....sheesh.


I didn't mind Banshee's look once I realized that it was supposed to be her using makeup to visualize her dreams of the Banshee spirit. And so far as Indigo goes... I wasn't looking at her hair :) .

Note to @Eire El: I, too, was glad they didn't resort to Oirish. :)
#51 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast Roleevrafter 2017-07-10 20:26
Quoting Kelly:


If they do bring either of them back they need to work on those costumes....sheesh.


You ain't kidden! And the hair... PaAALEASE fix Indigo's nappy hair. And for the love of all things holy, no more of those ridiculous Go Go Gadget arms *enter face palm here*
#50 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast RoleKelly 2017-07-10 15:19
Quoting Eire El:
While on the subject of characters we'd like to see, with M'onel gone for the time being, Kara needs company. I'd like to see Streaky. Not necessarily with powers although that might make a good comedic episode. Before anyone disagrees, Smallvile has set a precedence, Clark had a dog.

Quoting KET1:

Well, if Silver Banshee were to return, then the show would likely have to recast her as well. Actress Italia Ricci is still contracted to ABC for a second season of Designated Survivor.


I wouldn't mind her having a dog....without powers, I don't want any of the CGI budget going to anyone except Supergirl/Jonn and the villains...
#49 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast RoleEire El 2017-07-10 11:24
While on the subject of characters we'd like to see, with M'onel gone for the time being, Kara needs company. I'd like to see Streaky. Not necessarily with powers although that might make a good comedic episode. Before anyone disagrees, Smallvile has set a precedence, Clark had a dog.

Quoting KET1:

Well, if Silver Banshee were to return, then the show would likely have to recast her as well. Actress Italia Ricci is still contracted to ABC for a second season of Designated Survivor.
#48 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast RoleKET1 2017-07-09 18:46
Quoting Eire El:

I'd like to see Silver Banshee's return for a number of reasons...


Well, if Silver Banshee were to return, then the show would likely have to recast her as well. Actress Italia Ricci is still contracted to ABC for a second season of Designated Survivor.
#47 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast RoleBrandtm2 2017-07-09 17:22
Quoting Explorergal:
I am sad Laura is not available but like Erica coming for the role. I am not up on all the characters from the comics. Supergirl was just introduced when I was young. Will be interested to see what happens.

I am hoping they have a Lois Lane with Superman visiting Kara this year. Would be fun, especially if Cat could interact with her!


I agree it'd be great to see Cat and Lois interact. We've been given some nice hints that they have a marvelous relationship of mutual disdain. It'd be nice to see them together.
#46 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast RoleYolly13 2017-07-09 15:17
Erica my love
#45 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast RoleKelly 2017-07-09 08:03
Quoting Kiwi:
Quoting Eire El:
I wonder what they will do for the Krypton scenes during the shows 40 second intro, are they going to superimpose Erica Durance over Laura Benati saying her last goodbye to Kara or create something completely different.


That's a good point Eire El, I'm inclined to think they might go with a new intro this season given this re-casting news.


I hope its a new one, kind of tired of the old one, would be nice to see something new for Season 3.
#44 RE: Erica Durance Joins Cast in Recast RoleKelly 2017-07-09 08:01
Quoting Eire El:
It would be interesting to see the repercussions of evil Indigo taking on the human guise she first appeared as. Did she copy a real human like J'onn did? If so, how was the real human effected by this? Does she get unfairly persecuted? Does she seek help from Supergirl or revenge against society?

I'd like to see Silver Banshee's return for a number of reasons:

1. First season they spent a five episode arc building her up, the reveal only occurred in her last episode and was over to quick.

2. Her last episode shared screen time with Livewire (who has had her own episodes), I'd like to see Silver Banshee become a formidable enemy on her own.

3. I'm Irish. For once on screen Hollywood didn't stereotype my people with that Darby O'Gill, Finian's Rainbow, "begora top of the morning" nonsense, (instead Siobhan's aunt jeered at it).

Quoting Kiwi:
Mostly though I'd like for them to bring Laura Vandervoort back for another multiple episode arc, wouldn't even matter if she wasn't playing Indigo, just want to see her on the show again.


If they do bring either of them back they need to work on those costumes....sheesh.


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