Despite a slightly delayed renewal, production on Disney’s Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.‘s second season is already ramping up.
Thanks to sources close to The DisInsider, we can exclusively confirm that the next season will begin shooting later this month. More specifically, it’ll take place between May 16th all the way until August 23rd. That’s barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Additionally, we’ve learned that the second season will once again be comprised of 10 episodes, and that there will be a slew of new characters appearing. Because of that, there is an active search for new guest actors.
Three of the new characters appearing in the season are named Blake, Ellis, and Billy.
Blake is described as a 20-year-old Australian female. She’s “likeable, confident, warm, gorgeous, and athletic.” There’s a strong emphasis on the actress playing her being athletic because the character will apparently be a surfer on a pro tour. The role is also described as recurring, since the character will be a roommate of Doogie’s love interest, Walter.
For Ellis, producers are looking for a female of any ethnicity, between the ages of 40 and 60. Her full name will be Marjorie Ellis, and she will be a member of the hospital’s Board of Directors. She’s described as “shrewd, highly critical, [and] intent on controlling the narrative.” While she only appears to have a small appearance this season, it seems she’ll be set up as an antagonist.
Lastly, a child actor between the ages of 9 and 12 is being sought out for the role of Billy. Described as innocent and sweet, he’ll have an arc involving a dog named Pickles (lol). He will turn to Peyton Elizabeth Lee’s “Doogie” when the dog gets injured and he learns that his family can’t afford a vet to treat it.
The first season consisted of guest appearances from Max Greenfield (The New Girl), Randall Park (WandaVision), and Magic Johnson (the NBA), so don’t think there isn’t a possibility a big names could nab one of these roles.
A remake of the classic sitcom, Doogie Howser, M.D., which shot Neil Patrick Harris to stardom, this version is a coming of age dramedy that follows a 16-year-old prodigy juggling a budding medical career and life as a teenager. With the support of her caring and comical ‘ohana (family) and friends, Lahela is determined to make the most of her teenage years and forge her own path.
Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) stars as the
lead alongside a diverse and talented ensemble cast including Kathleen Rose Perkins (Big Shot) as Dr. Clara Hannon, Jason Scott Lee (Mulan) as Benny Kamealoha, Matthew Sato (Hawaii Five–O) as Kai Kamealoha, Wes Tian as Brian Patrick Kamealoha, Emma Meisel (American Horror Story) as Steph, Mapuana Makia (Finding ‘Ohana) as Noelani and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (UnREAL) as Charles. Recurring stars include Alex Aiono (Finding ‘Ohana) as Walter and Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians) as Dr. Lee.
Creator and executive producer Kourtney Kang (How I Met Your Mother, Fresh Off the Boat) who was born in Hawaii and raised in a Philadelphia suburb by her Irish mom and Korean dad, infuses her own life stories and experiences into this series centered on a mixed-race Asian-American girl.
Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Dayna Bochco, Jesse Bochco, Erin O’Malley, Matt Kuhn, and Justin McEwen serve as executive producers alongside Kang. Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.
All episodes of season one of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. are currently streaming on Disney+.