Disney+ is gearing up to give Doogie Howser the reboot treatment.
According to Deadline, Disney+ has ordered 10 episodes of a brand new comedy which reimagines the hit 1980s sitcom, Doogie Howser— but with a female lead.
This time around, the medical sitcom is set in Hawaii and follows a mixed race 16-year-old girl named Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha. In addition to working her way through the trials and tribulations of adolescence, she’ll also find herself trying to balance life as a teenager with her budding medical career.
Lahela’s Irish mother also happens to be her supervisor at the hospital. Meanwhile, the series also plans to tackle the way her Hawaiian father grapples with accepting the fact that his daughter is growing up.
Behind the camera, the series is set to be produced by Dayna and Jessie Bocho— the widow and son of Doogie Howser co-creator Steven Bocho.
Executive producing alongside Kourtney Kang are Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar of 20th Television.
In a statement announcing the studio’s involvement with the project, 20th Television president Carolyn Cassidy spoke of how excited they are to help bring Kang’s vision to life.
“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,” said Cassidy.
“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.”
The Disney+ Doogie Howser reboot is expected to debut sometimes in 2021.