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Comic Con 2015: Supergirl taps Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord

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Peter Facinelli has landed a recurring role on CBS’ new series Supergirl, it was announced at Comic-Con on Saturday.

Supergirl stars Glee alum Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, who escaped Krypton amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, The Twilight Saga) will play DC Comics character Maxwell Lord. 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 (Calista Flockhart) and a fascination with National City’s newest arrival: Supergirl.

“Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and I have been fans of Peter for years,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “We’re beyond thrilled to have him join us on Supergirl’s first adventures bringing the iconic Maxwell Lord to life.”

Supergirl premieres Monday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

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