New casting details have been revealed about the upcoming Disney+ comedy series “Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.” Which is set in modern-day Hawaii, the 10-episode comedy follows Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha, a mixed race 16-year-old girl, juggling a budding medical career and life as a teenager. Guiding Lahela (and also complicating things) is her family, including her spit-fire Irish mother called Dr. Clara Hannon, who’s also her supervisor at the hospital, and her Hawaiian “Local Boy” father called Benny, who is struggling to accept that his daughter is no longer his little girl.
Deadline is reporting that Jason Scott Lee will be playing the role of Doogie’s father Benny Kameāloh.
Jason Scott Lee has appeared in many Disney projects including voicing David Kawena in the “Lilo & Stitch” films and the live-action versions of “The Jungle Book” and “Mulan”, in addition to starring in the lead role in Universal’s “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”.
Peyton Elizabeth Lee will be playing the lead role of Doogie in the series, with Kathleen Rose Perkins playing Dr. Clara Hannon.
This series is being created by Kourtney Kang, who previously worked on “How I Met Your Mother” and “Fresh Off the Boat“.
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