Disney+ has officially given the green light to the upcoming series Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. – a female-led reboot of the beloved series Doogie Howser, M.D.
The new show has been picked up to series and will go into production later this year for a debut on the streaming service in 2021.
Set in modern-day Hawaii, the 10-episode comedy follows Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha, a mixed race 16-year-old girl, juggling a budding medical career and life as a teenager. Guiding Lahela (and also complicating things) is her family, including her spit-fire Irish mother who’s also her supervisor at the hospital, and her Hawaiian “Local Boy” father struggling to accept that his daughter is no longer his little girl.
Neil Patrick Harris starred as the title character in the classic series, which ran for four seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1993. The reboot will be written and executive produced by Fresh Off the Boat and How I Met Your Mother‘s Kourtney Kang.
“Thirty years ago, a young medical prodigy took the world by storm and left a lasting impact on pop culture,” said Ricky Strauss, president, Content and Marketing, Disney+. “Kourtney and the team at 20th Television have created a very modern take on this beloved property which will resonate with our global Disney+ audience. We can’t wait to introduce the world to the new Doogie!”
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