Doogie Kamealoha MD has wrapped its first season on Disney+, and viewers are waiting to see if the reboot series will return for a second season. The series has not been renewed yet, but the developer of the show is hopeful that it will be brought back for more.
The reboot stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Jason Scott Lee, Matthew Sato, Wes Tian, Emma Meisel, Mapuana Makia, and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman with Alex Aiono and Ronny Chieng in recurring roles. Set in modern-day Hawai’i, the story follows Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), a 16-year-old prodigy who juggles a budding medical career with 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.
“We hope to do many more seasons, and this was in hopes of setting us up for that. But I think what you’re responding to as well is we wanted to tie the first season up in a bow. To us, it’s really been about Lahela’s independence and her as a young woman figuring out who she is. My hope is that it’s a relatable struggle, even for the adults watching, because we’re all trying to manage our time and our relationships and work-life and figuring those things out. The season started with her mad that Mom won’t give her the car and then it ends with her really stepping into her own independence and really figuring out who she is.”
If the Disney+ series is renewed, Kang is hoping that the original Doogie, Neil Patrick Harris, will come to Hawaii to make an appearance on the series. In the new show, the young doctor was nicknamed “Doogie” because of the original Doogie Howser, MD series.
What do you think? Do you want to see another season of Doogie Kamealoha MD on Disney+?