Disney+ has given the green light to a 10-episode series for a female-led reboot of "Doogie Howser, M.D.," with a working title of "Doogie Kameāloha, M.D."
The new take on the series, which originally starred Neil Patrick Harris, is set in "modern-day Hawaii" and follows Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha, "a mixed race 16-year-old girl" who is "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," a press release noted.
The reboot comes from and is based on the background of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Fresh Off the Boat" veteran Kourtney Kang. Dayna and Jesse Bochco, wife and son of the late "Doogie Howser, M.D." co-creator Steven Bochco, are producing.
"Thirty years ago, a young medical prodigy took the world by storm and left a lasting impact on pop culture," Ricky Strauss, president of content and marketing for Disney+, said in a statement.
"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," he added. "We can’t wait to introduce the world to the new Doogie!"
The original series starring Harris ran for four season on ABC, from 1989 until 1993.
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