Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel return to 'Boy Meets World' spinoff
It’s official: The nineties are back.
Or at least, a favorite fictional couple from the decade is: EW has confirmed that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are set to return as Cory and Topanga in the pilot of the Disney Channel Boy Meets World spinoff, Girl Meets World. The news was first reported by TVLine. Savage just tweeted: “I’m going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The “Boy Meets World” sequel is officially happening!”
A spokesperson for Disney tells EW that they will reprise their roles, “this time as a happily married couple and parents to 13-year-old Riley.” As EW previously reported, a nationwide casting search is underway for Riley and her BFF Maya. The show is in the very early stages of development.
Girl Meets World was created/will be executive produced by Michael Jacobs, the original creator of Boy Meets World, which ran on ABC from 1993-2000.
No word yet on any other faces that we’re hoping make a return appearance to John Adams High.
And yes, that is Marcia Cross playing Topanga’s mom in the above photo.
UPDATE: Fishel has written a really sweet blog post on her Tumblr about the news. She says, in part: “Because I have known Michael Jacobs, Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Bill Daniels for 19 years, I know we share many of the same feelings regarding the 7 wonderful years we spent making BMW. Those years were among the most warm, hilarious, insightful, educational years of my life and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. 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.”
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