Peter Facinelli is Maxwell Lord on 'Supergirl'

CBS announced Saturday (July 11) at San Diego Comic-Con that “Supergirl” has added “Twilight Saga” star Peter Facinelli to its roster.

The “Nurse Jackie” alum will play recurring role Maxwell Lord, described as “sometimes a villain, sometimes a hero,” who has “a storied past with the DC Comics Universe as a powerful business man involved with the Justice League.”

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On “Supergirl,” Lord is a green tech billionaire who has a friendly rivalry with Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) and is fascinated by National City’s newest arrival — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).

“Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and I have been fans of Peter for years,” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg in a release. “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 on CBS.

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