At about this point in the Galactic Civil War, the Emperor is about to dissolve the senate. Perhaps we’re going to see characters like Senator Jebel defying the Empire in order to stop the superweapon from being in the hands of mad men? It is interesting to see a name listed for this character so soon on the actor’s Spotlight page:
For the most part, the Spotlight listings we saw in the past for The Force Awakens were very accurate to the roles the actors were said to be playing. Based on that, I see little reason to think this is any different.
(Via Rebels Report)