BGN interviews the show creator and cast of the Disney series Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.
Featured in the interviews are: Kourtney Kang (Creator/EP), Mapuana Makia (“Noelani”), Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (“Charles”), Kathleen Rose Perkins (“Dr. Clara Hannon”), Jason Scott Lee (“Benny Kamealoha”), Matthew Sato (“Kai Kamealoha”), Emma Meisel (“Steph”), Wes Tian (“Brian Patrick Kamealoha”) and Peyton Elizabeth Lee (“Lahela ‘Doogie’ Kamealoha”).
Set in modern-day Hawai‘i, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – a coming-of-age dramedy inspired by the hit medical series “Doogie Howser, M.D.” – follows Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), 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.
Guiding Lahela is her career-driven mother Dr. Clara Hannon (Kathleen Rose Perkins) who’s also her supervisor at the hospital, her doting father Benny (Jason Scott Lee) who helps keep her connected to what matters most, her free-spirited older brother Kai (Matthew Sato), her gregarious younger brother Brian Patrick (Wes Tian), her best friend Steph (Emma Meisel), her surfer crush Walter (Alex Aiono) and her fellow hospital colleagues, Dr. Lee (Ronny Chieng), Charles (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman) and Noelani (Mapuana Makia).
Interviewer: Jeandra LeBeauf
Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. premieres September 8th on Disney+ with new episodes on Wednesdays.