Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel Confirmed for ‘Boy Meets World’ Sequel

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Exciting news today for fans of the 90’s sitcom Boy Meets World…stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have been confirmed to return for the Boy Meets World Sequel titled Girl Meets World. Here is what Zap2It is reporting!

The original series’ creator, Michael Jacobs, is once again at the helm. Disney is preparing to shoot a pilot episode this February, dependent only on the casting of the lead character, Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley. And, judging by fan response, barring some kind of disaster with the pilot — it’s looking to be a sure thing to be picked up by the network.

Once she was given the go-ahead, Fishel — who was quite active on social media before the concept of “Girl Meets World” was brought to her attention — decided to address fans’ concerns head-on with an open letter on her blog.

With Cory and Topanga in place, it’s only natural that fans wonder about other favorite characters — especially Shawn (Rider Strong), Eric (Will Friedle), and Mr. Feeny (William Daniels), the veteran cast members who stuck with the series to its conclusion. Fishel doesn’t make promises, but she does inspire hope that many of our old favorites will return for visits to the new show.

“I do not know how many BMW cast members will be returning for GMW, or how often they may appear if and/or when they do appear,” she writes. “But 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.”
Ultimately, she says that fan demand and enthusiasm inspired the team to move forward with the project. “We felt inspired to bring these characters back to life and to tell you more of their stories. Michael said to me, ‘Danielle, when I read what people say BMW meant to them it makes me so very proud of all of us. I think it is important for us, for as long as we are fortunate enough to have this opportunity to do GMW, that we all look each other in the eyes every so often and make sure we know we have something of value to offer the audience.’ I think we have that with GMW.”