Last weekend, Disney announced it has plans to create a sequel to popular ‘90s dramedy “Boy Meets World,” called “Girl Meets World.”
The new show would focus on the now teenage daughter of the former stars of the sitcom, Corey and Topanga. According to EW, the show’s original creator Michael Jacobs has already signed on to do a pilot, and Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, who respectively played Corey Mathews and Topanga Lawrence, are in talks to reprise their most famous roles.
Further details were released on Friday, revealing the protagonist’s name to be Riley, and that she will be accompanied by her best friend Maya, who is described as “a bit edgier;” a seeming homage to the Corey/Shawn relationship.
Students, most of whom were between the ages of 7-12 when the series ended, reacted with general excitement to the news.
“That was my favorite show growing up,” said international affairs major Jordan Yewey. “I’m pumped to see what they do with the new show.”
Many hope to see more of the original cast return to the show.
“I would be most excited to see the fiery friendship between Cory and Eric again,” said art and business major Amanda Roper.
Others, such as sophomore psychology student Lily Wahoof, say they most want Mr. Feeney to come back. Although no casting decisions have been made official, here’s hoping Mr. Feeney returns to impart his wisdom on a new generation.
The chances of a large amount of returning cast seem good, as most of the actors have not done any major projects since the sitcom ended in 2000. Will Fridele, who played Corey’s goofy older brother Eric, has mostly done voice work for shows such as “Kim Possible,” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.” Corey’s supportive parents, played by William Russ and Betsy Randle, have only done guest spots on shows like “Charmed” and “Criminal Minds.” As the weeks progress, we will see who the new producers try to get on board.
It has been almost twenty years since the original show premiered in 1993, before most kids had cell phones or Facebook pages, giving the writers plenty of opportunities to bestow updated heartfelt and hilarious life lessons on a new generation.
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