Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. Review 2021 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew
Creator: Kourtney Kang
Stars: Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Jason Scott Lee, Peyton Elizabeth Lee
Inspired by the hit ’90s medical series “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” the new Disney+ show “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” introduces audiences to a new prodigy. Set in modern-day Hawaii, 16-year-old Lahela, played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee, juggles her budding medical career and life as a teenager throughout the heartfelt, and at times hilarious, series.”Having a female at the center of the show is sort of as modern as it gets,” Lee told On The Red Carpet. “She has these Meredith-Grey-brilliant-doctor aspects to her and then she’s also a teenager.”
“It’s sort of a bunch of shows all in one,” said creator Kourtney Kang, whose credits also include producing and writing hit sicoms “Fresh Off the Boat” and “How I Met Your Mother.””You have a medical procedural element, it’s a family show, there’s sort of YA romance. There’s all these different ingredients,” Kang continued.One ingredient that was important to Kang and the cast was authentically representing a mixed-race family onscreen.
“Being able to portray a biracial girl is very exciting for me. And my experience growing up in a mixed-race household really lends itself well to the show,” Lee said.Kang even infuses her own experiences on the show, as she was born in Hawaii and raised in a Philadelphia suburb by her Irish mom and Korean dad.”I never really saw shows with families like mine and I’ve always wanted to make a show that reflected my upbringing and what our family is like,” Kang said.
The show embraces everything fans loved about the original series while bringing the heart of the Hawaiian culture to the screen.”They really did such a wonderful job of bringing, not only the environment, but also just the soul to the show of what Hawaii is about — which is love and hospitality and warmth and family,” actress Mapuana Makia, who plays Noelani, said.The series also stars Kathleen Rose Perkins, Jason Scott Lee, Matthew Sato, Wes Tian, Emma Meisel and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman.
With Neil Patrick Harris all grown up, there’s a new kid genius in town. Disney has premiered the official trailer for Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., their new, Hawaii-based reimagining of the classic Doogie Howser, M.D. Inspired by the ’90s comedy, this new dramedy follows Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), a sixteen-year-old prodigy turned doctor juggling life in the ER with life as a teenager.
With her mother as her boss, Lahela finds it difficult to separate her work life from her home life, but is determined to forge her own path anyway — even if that means balancing dates with boys with her on-call hours. Shot on location in O’ahu, Doogie Kamealoha is a celebration of young adulthood and legacy, taking all the life lessons of its predecessor to the next level.
Using her genius brain to her advantage, this new trailer sees young Lahela fighting to balance her work and home life, trying to find time to sneak the classic experiences of being a teenager in between grueling shifts at a hospital. Perhaps she’s not the most normal of teenagers — not many of them use the scientific method to help with boy problems — but Lahela is something special, and with her best friend and her family at her side, she may struggle, but in classic Disney fashion, there’s nothing the young prodigy can’t accomplish.
Joining Lee in the trailer is a talented and diverse ensemble playing her coworkers and her ‘ohana, including Kathleen Rose Perkins, Matthew Sato, Wes Tian, Emma Meisel, and Mapuana Makia, as well as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Ronny Chieng, and recurring Disney alum Jason Scott Lee. The series’ list of guest stars is also stacked, including Randall Park (who will also serve as a director), Margaret Cho, Max Greenfield, Jae Suh Park, and Ty Simpkins.
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. is created by Kourtney Kang, with executive producers Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Dayna Bochco, Jesse Bochco, Erin O’Malley, Matt Kuhn, and Justin McEwen. The series premieres exclusively on Disney+ on September 8, with new episodes every Wednesday. Check out the brand new trailer below: