National City has a new Lord. As in Maxwell Lord.
Yes, as a part of tonight’s three-hour “Warner Bros. Television Presents a Night of DC Entertainment” Hall H Comic-Con panel, it was revealed that Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga) is joining the cast of Supergirl in the recurring role of Maxwell Lord.
As fans will know, 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.
Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said, “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.”
Supergirl premieres on CBS on Monday, October 26, at a special time of 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. CST) on CBS, and will then air Mondays at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. CST).