Peter Facinelli Joins Cast of ‘Supergirl’ as Maxwell Lord

Fans learned that a former vampire is headed to the cast of Supergirl over the weekend at Comic-Con.

Twilight star Peter Facinelli has joined the cast of the new CBS superhero series and will recur as DC Comics character Maxwell Lord. The announcement was to a room filled with anxious fans during the Supergirl portion of the three-hour Warner Bros. Television Presents A Night of DC Entertainment event at Comic-Con over the weekend.

Here’s a description of Facinelli’s character, per Warner Bros.:

Sometimes a villain, sometimes a hero, Maxwell Lord has a storied past with the DC Comics Universe as a powerful business man involved with the Justice League. On Supergirl, Maxwell is a green tech billionaire who enjoys a friendly rivalry with Cat Grant and a fascination with National City’s newest arrival — Supergirl.

“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,” said Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg during the panel.

Supergirl flies to CBS Monday, October 26, at a special time of 8:30/7:30c, and will then air Mondays at 8/7c.

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