Boy Meets World Sequel: Ben Savage Talks Casting For Girl Meets World
If all goes to plan, you’ll be seeing Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel on TV for many years to come. The Boy Meets World pair will star on Girl Meets World, a Disney Channel spinoff set to begin shooting in February, following the 13-year-old daughter of their characters, Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence.
Ben talked to Rolling Stone about how the sequel came about. “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 said. “There were different options around of following our characters or following this. 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, because it's very poetic and it's kind of passing it off to the next generation.”
Have they cast the girl who will play his daughter? “We're working on that right now,” Ben said. “There have been a few names tossed around. We're meeting with girls and auditioning and that whole process. You know, we're slowly trying to find the perfect girl.”
How about Rider Strong's Shawn or Bill Daniels' Mr. Feeny? Will they be on the show? “We're going to wait and see what happens,” Ben teased. “Obviously, I don't want to give away too many details. But there's definitely been discussions about some of everyone's favorite characters popping up in the show and making appearances. We'll see what happens.”