Neil Patrick Harris Shares His Thoughts on the ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’ Reboot for Disney+. Recently, actor Neil Patrick Harris spoke with Variety about his new series ‘It’s a Sin’ on HBO Max and also shared his feelings about the upcoming ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’ remake.
Harris shared, I’m so happy. The creator of it was a big producer on ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ I think setting it with a female protagonist is a great call… I think it’s in really good hands. I feel like it’s a passion project for many and I can’t wait to watch it.”
Many fans are hoping to see Neil appear in a cameo role for the series, but it seems like that is being kept underwraps for now. Originally the popular 90’s series, Doogie Howser, M.D. was featured on ABC from 1989-1993. Now the series is getting a reboot on Disney+, only this time with the working title “Doogie Kealoha, M.D.”
Disney+ has announced Disney Channel Star Peyton Elizabeth Lee has been cast as Doogie Kealoha for the series. The reboot will follow Kealoha, a 16 year-old girl from Hawaii with mixed ethnicity (half Asian-half White). Kourtney Kang (How I Met Your Mother, Fresh Off the Boat) will be developing the series for 20th Century TV and Disney. Executive Producers for the reboot include Kourtney Kang, Jake Kasdan, and Melvin Mar. It is currently unknown when the Doogie Kealoha, M.D.series will premiere on Disney+. No other casting choices or production details have been shared at the time of writing.
Presumably the series will follow a similar path to the original which followed a teenaged genius working as a licensed physician and navigating the complexity of becoming an adult.
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