The girl who is about to meet the world has been found.
Rowan Blanchard, an 11- year- old actress, will play Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel’s update of “Boy Meets World.” Executive producer and showrunner Michael Jacobs’ follow- up has also received a pilot order.
The pilot of the update will start filming in February. It is unknown if any of the original’s other stars will return.
Cory Matthews (played by Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (played by Danielle Fishel) will reprise their roles on the spinoff. The couple are happily married in “Girl Meets World” and also parents to 13- year- old Riley. The story is told from Riley’s point of view.
“Boy Meets World” ran on ABC’s TGIF from 1993 to 2000. The new version would appear on Disney Channel’s 2013- 14 schedule.
The young actress has appeared in “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D” and “The Back- Up Plan.”
Savage also appeared on the series “Dear John” in the late ’80s. Fishel hosts Style Network’s “The Dish,” and recently earned her Psychology degree from California State University, Fullerton.
Blanchard is represented by Commercial Talent and Untitled Entertainment.