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Female-led ‘Doogie Howser’ Reboot In The Works For Disney+

Disney+ continuing to develop new content, as it is being reported the studio is in development on a Doogie Howser, M.D. reboot, Variety has learned.

The series will reportedly be centered on a 16-year old, half-asian, half-causcasian female, who works as a doctor in Hawaii. The reboot will also get a slight name change, as the new series is titled Doogie Kealoha, M.D.

Casting on the series is underway. The series comes from writer Kourtney Kang (Fresh Off The Boat). Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar (Jumanji: The Next Level) will executive produce alongside Dayna and Jesse Bochco (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Dayna and Jesse are the wife and son of Doogie Howser co-creator, Steve Boncho.

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20th Century Fox Television will also produce. Disney is rebooting multiple properties into series with 20th Century Fox Television, as they are in various stages of production on reboot series of The Mighty Ducks, with Emilio Estevez returning as Coach Gordon Bombay and Turner and Hooch, starring Josh Peck of Drake and Josh fame. Other series in the works include an Aladdin spinoff centered Prince Anders, a Beauty and the Beast spinoff centered on Gaston and Lefou, as well as, Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Doogie Howser, M.D. premiered in 1989 on ABC and ran through 1993. The show starred Neil Patrick Harris as the titular character and followed a teenaged genius who deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all of this on top of being a licensed physician in a difficult residency program.

Source: Variety

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