The assembling of your favorite fictional family just got one step closer to completion.
13-year-old newcomer Teo Halm has joined Girl Meets World as Cory and Topanga’s son, Elliott, EW has confirmed. He joins Rowan Blanchard as the Matthews’ junior-high-aged kids for the potential Disney Channel sitcom.
The news was originally reported by TVLine, and the Matthews parents have taken to Twitter to share their excitement. “Can’t believe I have a son… Welcome to the Matthews family @TeoHalm. #GMW,” Ben Savage wrote today.
Yesterday, Danielle Fishel tweeted, “I have an announcement to make. I have a gorgeous daughter (@rowblanchard) and a handsome son (@teohalm). @BenSavage and I love you both!! If having real life children is as hard as finding these two beauties (@rowblanchard & @teohalm) then I think I’m happy with being a TV mom. Ppl will be mad at me 4 saying this but whatevs. We worked so hard to find the perfect kids. We found them. I love them already. Get ready.”
Last month, Fishel and Savage spoke to EW and shared their excitement about returning as fan-favorite ‘90s couple Cory and Topanga. “I don’t think any of us had any idea how much people have loved Boy Meets World and how excited they would be for this kind of a show,” Fishel told EW. “I think it says a lot about where we are in society and the kind of shows people are anxious to see back. I know I personally miss some of the more wholesome family shows that you can watch together and I’m excited to be a part of another one.”
Production on the pilot begins this month; if picked up, the series will air during the 2013-2014 season.