Actress Danielle Fishel, best known for her role as Topanga Lawrence -- later Topanga Lawrence-Maths -- on the ABC family comedy “Boy Meets World,” has taken to her Tumblr to explain to fans of the 90s sitcom what the upcoming sequel series will be. Fishel claims that though it will be an entirely new show, it will have the same level of “honesty, innocence and intelligence.”
In a lengthy blog post on her Tumblr, Fishel discussed the new series, saying, “Another thing I wouldn’t trade for anything is the integrity and the heart with which BMW was made.” The “Boy Meets World” star continued: “I promise with the entirety of my heart that we will make GMW with the same honesty, innocence and intelligence that you learned to expect from BMW.”
Reports came out earlier this month that Fishel, along with “Boy Meets World” star Ben Savage, will reprise their roles as Tapanga and Cory Mathews in the new series “Girl Meets World,” which will focus on the couple’s daughter.
The pilot episode of the potential follow-up comedy is still in the early stages of development, and Disney has yet to cast an actress as 13-year-old Riley Mathews, who will be the focus of the coming-of-age TV show. “Boy Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs is on board for the project.
The show will also cast a 14-year-old son named Elliot to play big brother to Riley, as well as a “dark and edgy” best friend for Riley, according to Entertainment Weekly. The edgy best friend will resemble Ryder Strong’s character, Shawn Hunter, from the original series, but the specifics could be significantly different.
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There hasn’t been word on whether Strong, or any of the other characters from the original show, will return for the new series. If Will Friedle shows up, Riley could have an Uncle Eric, or an Uncle Plays With Squirrels, depending on what Cory’s mentally distressed brother has been up to over the past decade.
There’s a chance Riley will have a grandpa on “Girl Meets World.”
"I'm very excited for Disney and [creator] Michael Jacobs," William Russ (who played Cory's dad, Alan Matthews) told the Huffington Post. "They are a great team and will produce an exceptional show, I have no doubt."
There has been no report from William Daniels on whether he will reprise his role as the all-knowing George Fee-hee-heeeeenay!
"'Boy Meets World' was and continues to be these beautiful brushstrokes in my life," said Anthony Tyler Quinn, who played Mr. Turner, one of Cory’s only other teachers throughout grade school. "It was a wonderful experience, and I think Michael's going to create something fresh. I'd love to be a part of it."