Disney completed shooting the "Girl Meets World" pilot episode on March 22, 2013.
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Disney Channel has given a series order to "Girl Meets World," a spinoff of the hugely popular 90's ABC television sitcom "Boy Meets World". The show, which will premiere sometime in 2014, is a continuation of where "Boy Meets World" left off but jumps ahead to present day. Casting for recurring roles, guest starring roles, and day players for "Girl Meets World" will get underway soon. The extras and stand-ins will be hired throughout production on season one.
Four-time Young Artist Award nominee Ben Savage returns as Cory Matthews, and two-time Young Artist Award nominee Danielle Fishel is back playing the role of Topanga Matthews. Young Artist Awards nominee Rowan Blanchard plays Cory and Topanga's daughter Riley, who will be the central character on the show. Disney conducted a national talent search to find the perfect girl to play the role of Riley. Producer Michael Jacobs stated, "When you say this was a national casting search, this really was. We looked at just about everybody for the role of Rowan Blanchard". Cory and Danielle also have a thirteen year old son named Elliot, played by Teo Halm. Halm is a newcomer who has burst into the Disney limelight, also starring in the recently completed Walt Disney Studios feature film "Echo".
Primetime Emmy Award nominee John Whitesell directed the pilot episode from a script written by showrunner Michael Jacobs. Whitesell has enjoyed a very successful career that has spanned 20 years. His TV directorial credits include episodes of "Law & Order," "Cosby," "Guiding Light," "Another World," "Coach," and "The Client List" among many others. He recently directed the Warner Bros. feature film "Thunderstruck". Michael Jacobs is creator and executive producer of "Girl Meets World".
It's a Laugh Productions, which is a an owned subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group, is producing "Girl Meets World". The company has produced such Disney Channel shows as "Hannah Montana," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," "Jonas," "Jessie," "Shake It Up!", "Good Luck Charlie," and "Dog with a Blog," among many others. Don Mink and Amy Rabins founded It's a Laugh Productions in 2004. Rabins serves as President of the company. The two have also been partners in a company called Prep Shoot Post since 1988, a post-production accounting firm. They also own another production company called Fast Track Films, Inc. (not to be confused with the Florida based company of the same name).
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It’s a Laugh Productions
201 North Occidental Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Michael Jacobs Productions
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
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Danielle Fishel - Topanga Matthews
Ben Savage - Cory Matthews
Rowan Blanchard - Riley Matthews
Sabrina Carpenter - Maya
Teo Halm - Elliot Matthews
Peyton Meyer - Tristan Friar
Corey Fogelmanis - Shamus Farkle
William Daniels - Mr. Feeny
"Girl Meets World" picks up where "Boy Meets World" left off. Riley Mathews (Rowan Blanchard), the 11-year-old daughter of Cory Matthews and Topanga Matthews who married on the original series, tells the story from her point of view. Riley attends a school where hew father is also one of her teachers, and her brother Elliot (To Be Cast) is one grade above her - and often reminds her that he is also one grade higher in life's experiences. If opposites attract, then Riley's relationship with her best friend Maya is a perfect example. Riley is a happy, optimistic, cheery, and high spirited 13 year old girl with great parents - while Maya is a not-so-trusting pessimistic girl who has never met her father. Regardless, the two are immensely loyal to each other as friends. Thirteen-year-old Elliot is good looking, well built, funny and insightful in his observations. Starts the series as a thinking man's jock. He has a funny and cocky attitude, particularly when dealing with his younger sister Riley. Good hearted, except for his dedication toward using Riley as his wrestling practice dummy. Twelve-year-old Tristan Friar (To Be Cast, any ethnicity) is a handsome cowboy in the city, recently arrived from Austin, Texas. 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 incredibly good looking for her to look at. Twelve-year old Shamus Farkle (To Be Cast, any ethnicity) is a character kid, genius, and future world ruler. Maya is his nemesis, but Riley gets between them to save his life. Farkle is wildly attached and protective of both girls.