Laura Benanti Joins Cast of TBS Comedy The Detour

Film & TV News   Laura Benanti Joins Cast of TBS Comedy The Detour The Tony-winning actor is now a series regular following a recurring role last season.
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Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, most recently on Broadway in a Tony-nominated turn in the revival of She Loves Me, has been promoted to a series regular for the third season of the TBS comedy The Detour.

The actor had a recurring role in the second season of the series, playing the role of USPIS Agent Edie opposite co-stars Jason Jones and Natalia Zea.

Created, written, and executive-produced by Jones and Samantha Bee, the series was just renewed for its third season, which begins shooting this summer.

It was announced earlier this month that Benanti would not return to The CW’s Supergirl as Alura Zor-El. Benanti had appeared in ten episodes of the superhero series since its premiere in 2015. She will be succeeded by Smallville actor Erica Durance.

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Benanti's additional TV credits include Nashville, Go On, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, and Elsa Schrader in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live.

The Detour centers on a family of four led by Nate (Jones) and his wife, Robin (Zea). At the opening of the second season, according to press notes, the family relocates to New York for a fresh start, and though they're all excited, the move threatens to unravel Robin's mysterious past.

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A Tony winner for her work as Louise in the 2008 revival of Gypsy, Benanti also starred on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, In the Next Room, The Wedding Singer, Into the Woods, Swing!, and The Sound of Music.

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