Facinelli will appear on the series in the recurring role of DC Comics character Maxwell Lord. The news was announced at Warner Bros. Television Super Hero Saturday Night event in Hall H at Comic-Con.
Lord is a character with ambiguous morals. In the DC Comics Universe, he’s a powerful businessman in cahoots with the Justice League. On the new series, he will be portrayed as “a green tech billionaire who enjoys a friendly rivalry with Cat Grant (Calista Flockheart) and a fascination with National City’s newest arrival — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist).”
“Greg [Berlanti], Ali [Adler] and I have been fans of Peter for years,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “We’re beyond thrilled to have him join us on ‘Supergirl’s’ first adventures bringing the iconic Maxwell Lord to life.”
Facinelli made his debut at Comic-Con with the rest of the “Supergirl” cast during the Saturday night panel, during which it was also announced that DC Comics villains Reactron and Livewire would make appearances in the first season.
“Supergirl” hails from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series bows on CBS on Oct. 26.