Jason Isaacs has been cast as the villain in Lucasfilm's animated series Star Wars Rebels. Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Isaacs will voice The Inquisitor in the series. He's part of the Pau'an race, and on a mission to track down and kill the surviving Jedi on behalf of the Empire. Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo talked about the character saying:
"He’s cold, he’s analytical, he doesn’t get angry. We all took care to make sure our villains have real presence and our heroes just can’t walk all over him. This isn’t like cartoons I grew up with in the 80s where you’d have the villain lose every week and yet every week we’d have to believe he’s some sort of threat. When The Inquisitor shows up, it means something significant and it’s a definite challenge for our heroes."
Star Wars Rebels will bridge the gap between between the prequel films and the original trilogy. It launches this fall with a one hour special. Below you'll find a little first look video that focuses on The Inquisitor.