The big highlight for fans at NYCC on Saturday was the first look at the main bad guy from Disney XD’s new Star Wars cartoon, Star Wars Rebels.

At the panel, Lucasfilm played a video (watch it below) that talks a lot about the creative transition from Clone Wars to Rebels, and then ends by unveiling The Inquisitor.

The panel, hosted by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, focused on the Empire and how it is central to the story of Star Wars Rebels. Hidalgo revealed that the series takes place about 14 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, a time in which the Emperor’s rule is secure and the Empire is seeking to expand its power to Outer Rim territories.

Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.