Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

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Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform
Mickey Mouse waves to members of the media at the Disney Legends press line during the 2019 D23 Expo, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ewan McGregor is reprising his “Star Wars” role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series.

The Disney Plus project with McGregor drew big cheers when it was announced Friday at the D23 Expo fan event.

The untitled series is among a number of splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.

The audience of about 6,000 people voiced enthusiasm for another “Star Wars”-related series, “The Mandalorian,” which producers said is set in a yet unexplored time for the space saga.

Disney Plus also announced that Hilary Duff will return as a grown-up version of the title character in “Lizzie McGuire.”

And new movie set for the streaming service is coming in November: A live-action remake of 1955’s animated film “Lady and the Tramp.”