Deadline just announced that Laura Benanti has been cast in the CBS pilot for Supergirl. She will play the Kara’s birth mother, Alura Zor-El. Alura is described as, “A strong noblewoman, Alura sends Kara to Earth to escape Krypton’s destruction. Her wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl.”
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