I'm going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The "Boy Meets World" sequel is officially happening!—
Ben Savage (@BenSavage) November 26, 2012
(This has been retweeted over 78,000 times by the way).
The rumors about a Boy Meets World sequel have been swirling for the past couple of weeks and yesterday Ben Savage made it official. Disney is producing a Boy Meets World sequel cleverly entitled Girl Meets World, with Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprising their roles of Cory and Topanga.
The Matthews’ will be parenting a 13-year old daughter named Riley. There is even an edgy best friend named Maya, to fill that Shawn Hunter void. Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs is behind the project and it seems as if the show will be structured exactly like its’ 90’s predecessor, except of course with Cory in the Mr. Feeny role.
I grew up on Boy Meets World and loved the show. I still watch it on MTV2 and although there are many ridiculous things about the show, it is still very enjoyable. Seeing the ridiculousness (Mr. Feeny teaching every grade and Mr. Turner’s leather jackets) and looking at some of the plot lines from an older perspective makes it even more enjoyable. I’m glad that they’re not changing too much. Boy Meets World was successful for a reason so let’s just stick to the script (literally) with the old kids all grown-up and a new set of teens.
I really hope Will Friedle reprises his role as Cory’s older brother Eric. As Wikipedia wisely points out, he had an interesting character arc on the original series.
“Eric’s character devolves from a suave elder brother to an irrational moron serving as comic relief.” That’s one of Wikipedia’s best quotes and also so true. By the time Cory and Eric were in college, Eric couldn’t do simple arithmetic and you absolutely could not leave him in the kitchen unsupervised. His comic relief was appreciated but if his character continued to get stupider as Cory and Topanga got older, how stupid is Uncle Eric going to be this time around?
Even if they can’t get everyone back, it will be interesting to see how this goes. I’ll be tuning in for at least the pilot even though I have no idea where to find the Disney Channel on Time Warner Cable.