Erica Durance, famous for playing Lois Lane on Smallville, will take over the role of Kara’s (late) biological mother Alura Zor-El when the CW drama returns this fall, TVLine has learned. Alura, who made appearances throughout the show’s first two seasons, was originally played by Laura Benanti. (Benanti also played Alura’s twin sister Astra, who was eventually killed by Alex.)
Fox has ordered to series The Gifted, its first series produced in conjunction with Marvel Television.
Appearing at pop-culture conventions is all but mandatory these days for the stars of movies and television shows about superheroes. Danielle Panabaker, a former Naperville resident, doesn’t mind. “I went to my first one two years ago, and I really liked it,” said Panabaker, who plays Caitlin Snow in the popular CW TV show, “The Flash,” based on the iconic DC Comics hero. “These shows are such a great way to interact with the fans.”