Disney has shipped off the first casting call breakdown for their upcoming series 'Girl Meets World,' the sequel to the popular Ben Savage vehicle "Boy Meets World" that ended in 2000. The casting includes some new details about what became of our beloved characters Cory and Topanga.
The casting call doesn't include any information on Cory and Topanga themselves, stoking the fires of fans who are anxiously awaiting an announcement that the original cast members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will reprise both roles. What the breakdown gives us is information about the show's main character (the girl meeting the world, naturally) Riley Matthews and her "dark and edgy" best friend Maya Nolastname.
The blurbs also reveal that Cory and Topanga have a fourteen-year-old son named Elliot, Riley's older brother. No information on Elliot's character has become available, but we can hypothesize that he may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, ala Cory's older brother Eric in the original series.
The exciting news about Cory Matthews? He is working as a history teacher at his daughter's middle school! That's right, Cory has followed in Mr. Feeny's footsteps! What does this mean for the possibility of the actual Mr. Feeny, William Daniels, appearing on 'Girl Meets World?' If Disney wants to please their existing audience, that characteristic smirk better make an appearance in the pilot, I tell you whut.
The full casting call is as follows:
[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 girl’s world that can dampen her bright spirit and eternal optimism. Series Lead.
[MAYA] Please submit all ethnicities. 13 years old. Maya is Riley’s best friend and does not share Riley’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 she’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 there’s a good heart under the acerbic wit. Or maybe not. Series Regular"
But what of Shawn, Angela and Eric? No information as of yet. Stick with TVRage for the latest as this new Disney series develops.