Supergirl fans got their first look at the upcoming third season yesterday, during the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel. A few new faces were revealed in the trailer - including one that fans of DC television are sure to recognize.
Erica Durance, best known to DC Comics fans as Smallville's Lois Lane, made her first Supergirl appearance in the trailer, which you can watch above. Durance will be playing the role of Alura Zor-El, the birth mother of Kara Danvers/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).
Durance was revealed to be taking over the role from Laura Benanti earlier this month, but the trailer gives fans the first look at her in action. The actress isn't the first Smallville alum to make their way onto The CW series. Smallville's Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort, appeared in multiple episodes of Supergirl's first season, as the DC villain Indigo.
Click through our gallery below to see the first look at Erica Durance in Supergirl's season three trailer. What significance Durance's portrayal of Alura will have in the upcoming season is currently unknown, but it's sure to excite some Smallville fans either way.
Supergirl season three will premiere on Monday, October 9th, at 8/7c, on The CW.
"Ridding National City of Queen Rhea and her Daxamite army was a major win for Supergirl, but one that came at a significant cost, as Kara was forced to sacrifice her budding relationship with Mon-El. When season three returns with all-new supercharged adventures this fall on The CW, Kara and team will come up against a new threat in the form of DC Worldkiller, Reign."
Based on the DC Comics character, Supergirl AKA Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero who she was always meant to be on The CW series, Supergirl.
Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, SUPERGIRL is executive produced by Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash"), Ali Adler ("The New Normal"), Andrew Kreisberg ("The Flash," "Arrow") and Sarah Schechter ("Blindspot," "The Mysteries of Laura"). Supergirl is based on the characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and appearing in DC Comics, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.
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