A previous version of the headline switched "Boy Meets World" with "Girl Meets World."
The ATX Television Festival is currently underway in Austin, Texas, and the cast of “Boy Meets World” was able to reunite to share memories and talk about the future. A beloved show of the past, fans are equally excited about the revival of the series in the form of Disney’s “Girl Meets World.”
“Boy Meets World” and “Girl Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs joined a majority of the cast in a press conference on Friday to talk about his new upcoming spin-off series and how it relates to the original.
For those looking for a “Boy Meets World” part two, Jacobs wants to be sure that viewers knows that “Girl Meets World” will be its own show. “I think it’s really necessary for the audience to understand this,” he told reporters. “My feeling is that the premise of the show is about these two girls having a friendship and going off into the world we know now. ‘Girl Meets World’ will be unique from ‘Boy Meets World’ in that way. However, it is the child of an original program. There is no way that I’m not going to include everyone that wants to be included on this piece, because they’re the genesis of the piece. For me, we may build a new house, but we are building it on ground, and that ground is ‘Boy.’”
Set a decade after “Boy Meets World” ended, the series is said to follow Riley Matthews, Corey and Topanga’s youngest child. The Disney series has already cast Rowan Blanchard as Riley and Sabrina Carpenter as Maya Fox -- the Shawn to Riley’s Corey.
Jacobs and the cast have made it very clear that they’re not trying to resurrect “Boy Meets World” but instead make “Girl Meets World” its own series. However, it has been previously confirmed that William Daniels will be reprising his role as Mr. Feeny in the pilot episode.
The creator was also nice enough to give ATX reporters one more bite of what to expect with the “Boy Meets World”/ “Girl Meets World” parallel when the pilot airs. Jacobs explained that a set designer put a small rectangle black board on the chalk holder of Corey’s large classroom black board. The second, smaller black board has two words on it: “Do good.”
For those that don’t remember, “Do good” is one of the last pieces of advice that Mr. Feeny had for Corey, Topanga, Shawn and Eric when they went to say goodbye to him before heading to New York. Topanga asked if Mr. Feeny meant “Do well,” but he told her he meant exactly what he said, “Do good.”
“I said, ‘Leave it. Don’t touch it,’” Jacobs said of the “Do good” black board. “It’ll stay there. It’s because Bill [Daniels] and obviously Corey wrote it. Obviously, Bill’s teachings of all these kids and characters will live on always."
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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