SALT LAKE CITY — Another “Star Wars” spinoff TV series will begin filming in October, according to multiple news reports.

What’s going on: Production Weekly confirmed that the show, which has been billed as a spinoff to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” will begin production in October 2019 with a release date set for 2020.

  • The series has been described this way: "The rousing spy thriller will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. A release date for the series has not yet been announced."
  • Few details are known about the show.

However: Diego Luna, who starred as Cassian Andor in “Rogue One” (who met an untimely death at the end of the movie), is set to star in the project, according to my report for the Deseret News.

  • "Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me," Luna said when the series was announced, according to the Huffington Post. "I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply."

Similar: In December, Lucasfilm unveiled the full cast list for another live-action TV series called “The Mandalorian,” which is set to debut on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney Plus, later this year.

Bigger picture: Disney has put an emphasis on adding new “Star Wars” content to its lineup ahead of Disney Plus’ launch. Disney wants to establish itself apart from Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime, and it believes using “Star Wars” to create new content will help, Variety reported. Disney plans to do the same with Pixar and Marvel properties.