Casting News – “Girl Meets World” Creators Reveal and Cast New Characters

The Girl Meets World news just keeps on coming as the creators are wanting production to move quickly in order to get the show “picked up” for Disney’s 2013-2014 schedule. We are now getting a chance to learn more about the show and new characters, including Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley Matthews.

Today it was announced that the studio cast 13-year-old Pennsylvania native Sabrina Carpenter in the role of Maya Fox. Her character is Riley’s rebellious best friend.Entertainment Weekly also shared some new information  on characters that the directors and producers of the show are looking to cast:

“– Elliott Matthews, 13. Cory and Topanga’s son. This guy will start the series as a “thinking man’s jock.” He’s described as “good looking, well built, funny and insightful in his observations. Good hearted except for his dedication toward using Riley (Blanchard) as his wrestling practice dummy. His parents worry that he has inherited the ‘Eric Matthews Algernon’ gene and will lose intelligence as time goes by.” That “Eric Matthews Algernon” bit is a two-part reference to a character in the original series who got dumber as seasons passed and the classic novel with a similar theme, Flowers for Algernon.

– Tristan Friar, 12-13. An Austin, Texas transplant who’s a “cowboy in the city.” His description: “He seems actually possessed of ethics, common sense and a value system making him immediately alien to everybody else except Riley, who believes it’s the value system that attracts her to want to be his friend even though he’s too good looking for her to look at.”

– Shamus Farkle, 12-13: This is the show’s resident genius. Future world ruler. Riley’s rebellious best friend Maya is his nemesis, Riley gets between them to save his life. Farkle is wildly attached and protective of both girls and loves equally that Riley doesn’t make him miserable and Maya does.”

Do you think these new characters sound interesting? Will you be interested in seeing how the relationships between these characters will turn out? I want to hear what you think, so sound of in the comments!

Sabrina Carpenter
Sabrina Carpenter

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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