Eleven-year-old actress Rowan Blanchard has been cast in the role of Riley Matthews in the Disney Channel update, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The comedy follow-up, being shepherded by Boy Meets World executive producer Michael Jacobs, has also received an official pilot order.
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are on board to reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga, respectively. In Girl Meets World, they are a happily married couple and parents to their 13-year-old daughter, from whose point of view the story is told.
The pilot for Girl Meets World will begin filming in February.
Repped by Commercial Talent and Untitled Entertainment, Blanchard has appeared in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D and The Back-Up Plan.
EW first reported the news of Blanchard’s casting.