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CBS’ Supergirl has cast a big DC Comics villain.
The highly anticipated freshman drama has tapped Sons of Anarchy alum Chris Browning to portray Ben Krull — otherwise known as Reactron, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
On the Melissa Benoist starrer, Ben Krull (aka Reactron) is a deadly adversary of Superman’s from Metropolis who wears an armored suit powered by nuclear energy. Never able to defeat his rival, Krull has come to National City to get revenge on the Man of Steel by killing his cousin, Supergirl.
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The character will first appear in episode three and is set as a guest star with a strong potential to recur, sources tell THR.
Browning becomes the latest DC character to board the series and joins Nurse Jackie alum Peter Facinelli, who will recur as Maxwell Lord, a green tech billionaire who is fascinated with National City’s newest citizen: Supergirl. He also has a friendly rivalry with Kara’s boss, Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart). In comic book lore, Maxwell Lord has wavered between being a good guy and a bad guy. He helped the Justice League get together, hoping to profit from the use of metahumans.
Supergirl, from Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, is a big swing for the typically older-skewing CBS. The network will launch the drama on Mondays — opposite Fox’s DC Comics take Gotham. The series will premiere Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. with the prime post-Big Bang Theory debut before moving to its regular slot at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2.
Browning’s credits include Major Crimes, Ray Donovan, From Dusk Till Dawn and Graceland. He’s repped by GVA, Ellipsis Entertainment and Schreck Rose.
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