Disney+ is moving full steam ahead with the female reboot of Doogie Howser, M.D.!
The streaming platfrom announced on Thursday (September 10) that they have picked up the show to series, and it’s current working title is Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.
Here’s a synopsis: 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.
“Thirty years ago, a young medical prodigy took the world by storm and left a lasting impact on pop culture,” Ricky Strauss, president, Content and Marketing, Disney+, said in a statement. “Kourtney [Kang] 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!”
“Doogie, Howser MD is beloved by everyone at our studio, so we knew that if we were going to reinvent it for a new generation, we had to have both the blessing and participation of the Bochcos and a creator with a fresh, new take that made us lean in,” Carolyn Cassidy, president, 20th Television, added. “Kourtney’s vision for the character is so inspired, we’ve been dying to collaborate with Melvin and Jake again, and Disney+ is exactly the right home for this idea. We couldn’t be more excited.”
Doogie Howser, M.D. ran for four seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1993, and starred Neil Patrick Harris in the title role.
News of the female reboot set in Hawaii was first revealed back in April.
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