Cory and Topanga but no Shawn
Disney has announced a new spinoff of beloved 90’s TV show Boy Meets World. The new Girl Meets World will follow Cory and Topanga’s pre-teen daughter Riley. Although this pilot is still in its very early stages, there is tremendous hype behind it.
This hype started when Ben Savage (Cory Matthews) and his TV show co-star and sweetheart Danielle Fishel (Topanga) announced that they had signed onto the show.
Fans of the show Boy Meets World will be keeping an eye out for more of the old cast to sign on. Cory’s brother Eric (Will Friedle) and neighbor Mr. Feeny (William Daniels) are two of the most hoped for returns.
Another hopeful return would be for Cory’s best friend Shawn Hunter, played by Rider Strong. However Strong’s involvement does not look very likely. Rider has been quoted from his website saying “I am extremely happy for Ben and Danielle to be able to continue the story, At this point, I have no official involvement in Girl Meets World. There might be a chance to see some of the BMW cast in a guest spot, and I think it would be nice to find out where our characters have been all these years.”
Many Boy Meets World fans are skeptical about the new spin off; many believe it could ruin the legacy of the historic show. Fishel confronted this worry. ” GMW is a new show. It isn’t BMW brought back to life, but [takes place] in current day,” Fishel said on Tumblr. “There were only a few of you, but I know why you don’t want GMW to happen and I appreciate that BMW meant enough to you that you don’t want to see its legacy tarnished. I can assure you, we don’t want that either.”
Even though this pilot is still in its early stages, it is expected to be a quick hit. Not much information has been released, but every move this pilot makes will be closely watched.