Well, it is all but a done deal for the Boy Meets World spinoff that was rumored to be happening a couple month ago. With Ben Savage and Danielle Fisher already on board, reprising their roles as Cory and Topanga (respectively, if I need to say that), all that was really needed was the center of the show. Nothing big, right? Enter 11 year old Rowan Blanchard, who won the nationwide casting search and will be the first daughter of Girl Meets World.
Michael Jacobs, who produced the original series and will be producing Girl Meets World, said that when Rowan walked into the room her energy and potential matched that of her “dad”, Ben Savage, when he casted him more than a decade ago.
As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews. Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.
Further cementing the comeback, The Disney Channel has ordered, officially, a pilot for Girl Meets World. The show will begin production in February. Blanchard’s previous work includes Spy Kids: All the Time in the World and The Back-up Plan.