They’ve got their daughter, they’ve got their son, and now, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have gotten a 2014 premiere. The popular TV couple known as Corey and Topanga will soon be back on television in the Boy Meets World spinoff, Girl Meets World. Production on the series in scheduled to begin this summer in Los Angeles ahead of the show’s 2014 premiere.
On Monday, Disney Channel programming executives confirmed that the series has been picked up and will air at some point in 2014.
Rowan Blanchard (above, second from the right) was cast as Corey and Topanga’s daughter, upon who the show is based, earlier this year. She is the “Girl” in Girl Meets World. Also part of the cast is Sabrina Carpenter and Teo Halm, who plays Corey and Topanga’s son and the brother of Rowan’s character, Riley.
While Rider Strong and Will Friedle were seen hanging with the cast of the show around that time that the pilot was shot, it has yet to be confirmed whether or not they will be on the show. However, last week, fans got some exciting news about Shawn’s part.
On June 11, E! News spoke to Rider who confirmed that he is in talks to play a part in the series.
“I feel like I should show up at some point and finish the storyline,” Rider revealed. “We’ve been talking. I just want it to be done right. I really want it to be classy and good. I want it to be something that makes the fans proud.”
Ben has long wanted to reprise his role as Corey Matthews but recently told press that it took a while before the crew was truly ready, willing, and able.
“I think it was just a matter of making sure all of us were on the same page about what we were going to do in terms of making the show last another seven years, hopefully,” Ben told Rolling Stone shortly after the series was announced. “But it just seems a little poetic that we’re coming back 13 years later and it’s following our daughter’s character. I like that concept … and it’s kind of passing it off to the next generation.”
Danielle also address the news shortly after it was made public in the form of a blog post.
“Those years were among the most warm, hilarious, insightful, educational years of my life and I wouldn’t trade them for the world,” Danielle wrote. “Another thing I wouldn’t trade for anything is the integrity and the heart with which BMW was made. 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.”