Supergirl Casts Twilight's Peter Facinelli As Maxwell Lord
The role for Facinelli is said to be recurring, with the actor appearing on stage in Hall H telling the crowd: “The last time I was here was for Twilight. That was puny!”
"Maxwell Lord has quite a storied history in DC Comics continuity. Sometimes a villain, sometimes a hero and sometimes a little of both Lord has been written both with and without super powers. He’s also been involved with the Justice League and played a role in the formation of the Justice League International. On CBS’s new series, Lord is a green tech billionaire who enjoys a friendly rivalry with Cat Grant and a fascination with National City’s newest arrival — Supergirl," revealed DC in a statement.
“Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and I have been fans of Peter for years. We’re beyond thrilled to have him join us on Supergirl’s first adventures bringing the iconic Maxwell Lord to life," Andrew Kreisberg added.
It was also confirmed the Superman villain Livewire, and Reactron, a Supergirl villain, will appear in Season 1, but no casting for those characters was announced.
Supergirl premiers Monday, October 26th on CBS at 8:30pm ET starring Melissa Benoist.
SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.