UPDATE: It looks like the world won't be meeting Riley's big brother Elliott after all. Sadness!
This must be devastating news for Teo Halm — the actor who had been cast as Cory and Topanga's son Elliott in the soon-to-air series Girl Meets World — as TV Line is announcing that the role has been axed from the show. Riley will still have a younger brother, but she will not have an older brother.
"So guys, Disney decided that it wouldn't work to have an older brother on the show; I won't be on Girl Meets World," Teo sadly tweeted on October 5. "Thank you to everyone❤️." Danielle Fishel, who plays Topanga, responded by calling him an "incredible talent" and saying, "You can still call me 'mom.' :)" Aww!
A Disney exec explains the decision by saying that Girl Meets World — which will debut on the Disney Channel sometime in 2014 — had to undergo a few "creative changes" in going from pilot to series.
Elliott, we hardly knew ye.
Original story: It's time for the girl to meet her brother!
Girl Meets World — the upcoming sequel to the '90s sitcom Boy Meets World — has cast Teo Halm to play Cory and Topanga's son, according to TV Line.
The character's name will be Elliott, and he will be the older brother to Riley, who is the title character.Teo is relatively new to Hollywood, although he plays a small role in the upcoming drama film Bukowski, which is being directed by James Franco.
But if you ask us, he definitely looks like he could be Cory and Topanga's offspring!
The more we hear about Girl Meets World, the more awesome it sounds.