Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are back! They are joining the cast of “Girl Meets World,” a sequel to the 90’s ABC comedy series “Boy Meets World.” They will play themselves, Cory Mathews and Topanga Lawerence. The Matthew’s will have a 13 year old daughter, Riley and a 14-year-old son named Elliot. Cory will be a History teacher like his mentor Mr. Feeny!! It is still not known if Shawn, Angela, Uncle Eric and Feeny will be in the show until more details come about.
Disney Channel confirms the pilot is still in “very early stages of development.” “Boy Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs is behind the project. A nationwide casting search is still underway for a 13-year-old Riley Mathews and Maya, Riley’s edgy best friend (sound a bit like Shawn Hunter!)
[RILEY MATTHEWS] Please submit all ethnicities. 13 years old, indelible personality, an adorable girl on the cusp of whatever comes next in life, and wanting to rush into it head first. She is fiercely loyal to her friends, and spends most of her time juggling the obstacles that life throws her way, some of those being her father who is also her seventh grade history teacher, her mother who is Topanga, and her brother, Elliot, who is one grade older in school and in life experience and makes sure to always let her know it. But there is no obstacle in this girlÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s world that can dampen her bright spirit and eternal optimism. Series Lead.
Ã‚Â [MAYA] Please submit all ethnicities. 13 years old. Maya is RileyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best friend and does not share RileyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s optimism. She is far darker and less trusting of the world. She is an only child and has never known her father, which immediately makes her relationship with both Riley and Cory Matthews very important to her although sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d never admit it. She is not a good student in school, but is a wonderful student of life and absolutely magnetic in attracting or intimidating the people in her sphere as she cares to. Dark and edgy, but just as fiercely loyal to Riley as Riley is to her. Which makes us want to believe that maybe thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a good heart under the acerbic wit. Or maybe not. Series Regular
Savage tweeted Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The Ã¢â‚¬Å“Boy Meets WorldÃ¢â‚¬Â sequel is officially happening!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Fishel also posted on Tumblr about being a part of GMW “Because I have known Michael Jacobs, Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Bill Daniels for 19 years, I know we share many of the same feelings regarding the 7 wonderful years we spent making BMW. Those years were among the most warm, hilarious, insightful, educational years of my life and I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t trade them for the world. Another thing I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t trade for anything is the integrity and the heart with which BMW was made.Ã‚Â I promise with the entirety of my heart that we will make GMW with the same honesty, innocence, and intelligence that you learned to expect from BMW.Ã¢â‚¬Â
It is an estimate that the show will premier in 2014.