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It was announced at Comic-Con on Saturday that former Twilight and Nurse Jackie star Peter Facinelli will be appearing in a recurring role in the upcoming Supergirl TV series on CBS.

Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen in Twilight
Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen in Twilight

Facinelli, who played Carlisle Cullen in all five Twilight Saga films, has been cast as Maxwell Lord. Lord is an interesting and complex character in the DC comics world - a sometimes villain, sometimes hero. Deadline reports that in Supergirl Maxwell Lord "is a green tech billionaire who enjoys a friendly rivalry with Cat Grant [Calista Flockhart] and is fascinated by Supergirl."

Left: Peter Facinelli Right: Maxwell Lord
Left: Peter Facinelli Right: Maxwell Lord

Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had this to say about Facinelli joining the series:

"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 stars Glee actress Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El who escaped Krypton for planet earth, and who has been hiding her superpowers. However, following an incident involving her sister, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and follow in the footsteps of her famous cousin and become a hero.

Supergirl premieres on October 26th at 8:30pm ET on CBS.

Source: Entertainment Weekly


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