World, meet a new boy.
Newcomer Teo Halm has been cast in the ABC comedy pilot “Girl Meets World,” the follow- up to “Boy Meets World.”
Halm will play Elliot Matthews, the older brother of Riley (played by Rowan Blanchard).
Thirteen- year -old Sabrina Carpenter will play Maya Fox, the best friend of 11- year- old Riley.
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, and picks up 13 years after the original ended its run.
Michael Jacobs (“Boy Meets World”) will executive produce. Production begins later this month for consideration on the 2013- 14 Disney Channel schedule.
John Whitesell (“Roseanne,” “Cosby Show”) will direct.
Fishel wrote on Tumblr after signing on to the pilot that the new show would share “familiar faces, familiar themes and familiar messages” with “Boy Meets World.”
Halm is currently filming “Bukowski,” where he plays Frank Sullivan. He also appeared as Bud in short “Waltham Vanguard.”
Halm is represented by AKA and Untitled.