In one final burst of news from Warner Bros. Television’s A Night of DC Entertainment Hall H panel Saturday night as Comic-Con, the producers of CBS's upcoming Supergirl series revealed the DC character Maxwell Lord has been added in a recurring role, played by Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga, Nurse Jackie).
"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," revealed WBTV.
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.”
Livewire - a Superman villain, and Reactron - an original Supergirl villain - will also appear in Season 1, but no casting was announced.