“Girl Meets World” Season 3 is going to be paying even more homage to the original series. The spinoff has changed up the opening credits sequence to look just like the one used in later seasons of “Boy Meets World.”
The video shows the main four teenagers from the Disney Channel comedy — Riley (Rowan Blanchard), Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), Lucas (Peyton Meyer) and Farkle (Cory Fogelmanis) — hanging out on the street, throwing popcorn and riding bikes. Cory (Ben Savage), Topanga (Danielle Fishel) and Auggie (August Maturo) also appear. Some of the shots, like dumping water from the balcony, the chalk logo and dancing on the steps, were taken directly from the original “BMW” credits.
Ben Savage, who starred in the original 1993-2000 and now plays Riley’s father, directed the sequence. “It’s really cool having Ben direct because he’s kind of directing himself, because we’re basically doing what he did for the ‘Boy Meets World’ main titles,” Blanchard told BuzzFeed.
Though it looks much like the old credits, Carpenter noted that much like the sitcom itself, some of it is original. “There’s a lot of new stuff, and we’re doing some throwbacks to the original. But we’re also keeping a lot of it updated for us,” Blanchard added.
Don’t worry, “GMW” fans. Though the sequence looks different, it sounds the same. “Take on the World,” by Blanchard and Carpenter, remains the theme song. Watch the new opening credits below:
The “Girl Meets World” writers referred to the sequence on Twitter as “a loving remembrance of where we came from, with a bunch of who we are now.”
If you need a refresher on the old “Boy Meets World” credits, check them out below:
The changed intro reflects a new era for Riley and her friends. They’re starting high school in Season 3, and creator Michael Jacobs warned that changes are coming. “I think there was a big shift between Year 1 and Year 2,” he told TheWrap in March. “I think there will be a bigger shift between Year 2 and Year 3. I think that this is honest.”
“Girl Meets World” Season 3 kicks off with a two-night premiere that starts Friday, June 3, at 8:30 p.m. EDT and continues Sunday, June 5, at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel.