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.READ MORE: Carmichael Restaurant Forced To Pay $167,211 In Back Wage And Fines For Allegedly Breaking Overtime Laws
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.READ MORE: CDC Backs Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots For Millions Of Seniors And Some Others
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.”
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