Supergirl has cast Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, Twilight) as Maxwell Lord.
Lord, in the DC comics, is a powerful businessman with connections to the Justice League. He also has a tendency to go back and forth between hero and villain. In the series, Lord will be a green-tech billionaire with a fascination with Supergirl, the newest hero in town. He and Cat Grant also have a friendly rivalry going.
EP Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement:
“[Executive producers] 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.”
Facinelli can be seen currently in the NBC show American Odyssey.