The Disney Channel series is going off the air after three seasons
Following news that Girl Meets World would not be returning for a fourth season, series star Rowan Blanchard shared a heartfelt message to the show’s fans on her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Blanchard, who played the titular girl, thanked series creator Michael Jacobs for bringing together Girl Meets World‘s cast before going into what the show (and her experience on it) meant to her.
“Being on Girl Meets World is the most significant event in my life thus far… [It] takes up most of the life I am able to remember,” she wrote. “Doing a show as a child into your teenhood, is so indescribably cosmic and scary but you do it because you love these people, because this has become your routine, because it is the closest you will get to being in a real school.”
The A Wrinkle In Time actress went on to say, “There is so much power in an audience that goes unsaid. Everything we did was in an effort to give you the lessons we thought you deserved, that we knew you needed. We tried to represent you as best we could, but more than that, we aimed to be accepted by you.” She continued, “Please continue to watch the show. To talk about it. Teens determine and influence all of this in general, and I hope and think our show reflects you for how you are.”
Blanchard, much like her character, is no stranger to standing up for what she believes in — something she vowed to keep doing. “I will continue to fight to not be talked down to by the shows and books and movies that are aimed towards us. I am sorry this channel is just not able to understand that (don’t think for a moment this happened because of you). But I know what we are capable of. I know very well what we did. I am above all humbled to know I belong to such an extraordinary generation. What an honor.”
She concluded, “I love you. I love this cast. I love this crew. I love Riley. I love this world we made. I love that it is now your world.”
Girl Meets World‘s final episodes air Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. ET on the Disney Channel. Read Blanchard’s full statement below.