This Is The Girl Who Will Play Cory and Topanga's Daughter in the Boy Meets World Spinoff
Entertainment Weekly broke the news late last night that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard has officially been cast in the role of Cory and Topanga's daughter in the Disney Channel's upcoming spinoff of Boy Meets World.
The newcomer has just two onscreen credits to date that are worth mentioning (and even then, just barely): Rebecca Wilson in Spy Kids 4D, and "Mona's Kid" in 2010's The Back-up Plan.
But Rowan may have just landed the role of a lifetime playing Riley Matthews in Disney's Girl Meets World.
"As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews," legendary showrunner Michael Jacobs told Entertainment Weekly. "Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well."
I have a beautiful, new daughter. Welcome to the family @rowblanchard! #GirlMeetsWorld— Ben Savage (@BenSavage) January 29, 2013
Ben "Cory Matthews" Savage was also pretty excited about the casting choice, tweeting to his 266k followers "I have a beautiful, new daughter."
Girl Meets World picks up several years after the finale of Boy Meets World, and revolves around the misadventures of Cory and Topanga's 13-year-old daughter — "an adorable girl on the cusp of whatever comes next in life, and wanting to rush into it head first."
Casting is ongoing for two additional characters — Riley's older brother Elliot and her best friend Maya.
No word yet which — if any — Boy Meets World characters will reprise their roles, but Rider Strong who played Shawn Hunter said last year that he had no plans to get involved with the sequel.
The show's pilot will shoot next month, with the series likely to premiere later this year.