There have been a couple of recent updates since we last caught you up on Girl Meets World the sequel to Boy Meets World. First the character of Riley Matthews (Cory and Topanga’s daughter) has been cast. Rowan Blanchard, age 11, will be playing 13-year-old Riley Matthews. Little miss Blanchard has been seen in movies like The Back-Up Plan. The character for Riley’s rebellious best friend Maya Fox has also been cast. Sabrina Carpenter, age 13, will play Maya Fox.
Here are a few more characters that have been added and are yet to be cast.
- Elliott Matthews, 13. Cory and Topanga’s son. This guy will start the series as a “thinking man’s jock.” He’s described as “good looking, well built, funny and insightful in his observations. Good hearted except for his dedication toward using Riley (Blanchard) as his wrestling practice dummy. His parents worry that he has inherited the ‘Eric Matthews Algernon’ gene and will lose intelligence as time goes by.” That “Eric Matthews Algernon” bit is a two-part reference to a character in the original series who got dumber as seasons passed and the classic novel with a similar theme, Flowers for Algernon.
- Tristan Friar, 12-13. An Austin, Texas transplant who’s a “cowboy in the city.” His description: “He seems actually possessed of ethics, common sense and a value system making him immediately alien to everybody else except Riley, who believes it’s the value system that attracts her to want to be his friend even though he’s too good looking for her to look at.”
- Shamus Farkle, 12-13: This is the show’s resident genius. “Future world ruler. Riley’s rebellious best friend Maya is his nemesis, Riley gets between them to save his life. Farkle is wildly attached and protective of both girls and loves equally that Riley doesn’t make him miserable and Maya does.”
Character descriptions per Entertainment Weekly. Production on the pilot is set to begin in February 2013.