Disney Channel's 'Boy Meets World' spin-off series has found its star! The new series, 'Girl Meets World,' has cast 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard to play the role of Cory and Topanga's daughter, Riley Matthews. Rowan has already appeared in movies like 'The Back-Up Plan' and 'Spy Kids: All The Time In The World 4D.' And now she's beat out thousands of kids in the nationwide search for her newest role.
Producer Michael Jacobs knew instantly how special Rowan was and said, "As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews [in the original series]. Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well."
'Boy Meets World' was a popular 90's sitcom that followed the life of lovable boy-next-door Cory Matthews and his childhood friend turned crush turned girlfriend turned wife, Topanga.
'Girl Meets World' will pick up years later with Cory and Topanga playing supporting roles as their tween daughter Riley takes center stage. And Rowan's onscreen parents are just as excited as we are for her to land the role. Danielle Fishel (who plays Topanga) Tweeted, "Want to meet my and @BenSavage's daughter for Girl Meets World? Here she is: @rowanblanchard!! Congratulations beautiful girl! Can't wait!"
The pilot for 'Girl Meets World' will begin filming in February.
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By Melissa Flores
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