In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the creator of the shows Boy Meets World, revealed some very exciting news about the spin-off series Girl Meets World.
Those of you who are fans of the show now know that the Disney Channel and Jacobs have been working on the new show. Plus, you also know that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will be returning to the show to reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga. It was also recently announced that a young Los Angeles based actress, Rowan Blanchard, was cast as their daughter Riley Matthews.
However, there has been speculation about whether other members of the original cast will be returning and Michael Jacobs has cleared that up a bit in his interview by stating: “When Rider [Strong] said that he was not approached about being a part of the show, there actually was no official show. [At the time] it was an idea that Gary Marsh, Adam Bonnett, Corey Marsh, and the Disney Channel people called me up asking if I would be interested in doing this. It just got an official green light for pilot. I didn’t want to talk to everybody about something that was only a discussion. Then the world reacted and I got a bajillion phone calls. Rider and Will Friedle and all of the cast said, ‘What is this? We thought we were done!’ We sat down with them and talked about what their roles on the show might be. Whoever wants to be part of this show will be and whoever wants to move on will. The most important thing is to see what the show is and then see what their part in it will be. Will Friedle said, ‘I will be at every taping.’ Everybody is quite attached to it. The bottom line is: Will Rider or Will be a cast member? Will they put in appearances? Maybe, maybe not. We’ll see.”
Jacobs also talked a bit about the potential focus of the show’s storyline: “You’re going to be seeing a lot of Riley Matthews because she’s the point of view of this show, but what influences her are all of the characters in her life. You are going to see very equal attention paid to Cory and Topanga and all of the other supporting cast as you would naturally term it… Girl Meets World can be told on two levels: the coming of age of Riley Matthews and two parents who haven’t quite come of age themselves.”
Read the whole interview with Michael Jacobs here. Would you want the other original cast members to join the show (or at least been in an episode or two)? Are you excited for Girl Meets World to premiere?