‘Boy Meets World’ Sequel Details: Cory is New Feeny, Has 2 Kids

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2014 at 9:56 am,

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Last week’s news about Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs working on a sequel series, Girl Meets World, took an entire generation by surprise. And even though it’s still in its early stages of development, with no official word on whether Ben Savage or Danielle Fishel have signed on to reprise their roles, casting breakdowns for the series have been released, revealing details about the new and returning characters.

As the casting sheet shows, Cory and Topanga, still married, have a 13-year-old daughter, Riley, who will be the focus of the series. The iconic 90s couple also have 14-year-old kid, Elliot, who is known for bossing his little sister around. But what are Cory and Topanga up to now?

While nothing has been revealed about Topanga’s current occupation, Cory, as it turns out, followed in the steps of his stoic educator, George Feeny, and has become a seventh grade science teacher, now with his own students looking for advice. One of Cory’s students is a girl named Maya, the proverbial “Shawn Hunter” of Girl Meets World – and Riley’s best friend.

Maya, like Shawn, isn’t one of the best students in school, yet she still looks to Cory as father (Feeny) figure, having never met her real father. The casting breakdown describes Maya as having an “acerbic wit” and is “absolutely magnetic in attracting or intimidating the people in her sphere as she cares to. Dark and edgy, but just as fiercely loyal to Riley as Riley is to her.”

You can find out more about Cory and Topanga’s daughter in the description for Riley below:

13 years old, indelible personality, an adorable girl on the cusp of whatever comes next in life, and wanting to rush into it head first. She is fiercely loyal to her friends, and spends most of her time juggling the obstacles that life throws her way… there is no obstacle in this girl’s world that can dampen her bright spirit and eternal optimism.

Now that we know the core focus of the Boy Meets World sequel, it’s time to figure out a way to cram as many familiar characters in there as possible. After all, the children who this series is intended for don’t even know it exists yet. So before they do, why not let nostalgia control the casting? Just a bit.

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Even though the casting breakdown revealed quite a bit about Girl Meets World, we still don’t know where, exactly, the series will be taking place. And that, unfortunately, is one of the major elements that would limit who they can (or can’t) have on the series regularly. When it comes to guest appearances, anything is possible – no matter where they’re living.

At the end of Boy Meets World, Cory and Topanga moved to New York with Eric and Shawn. Unless the Matthews have made the move back home to Philadelphia (which is very likely), Feeny, as well as Cory’s parents, won’t be able to logically play as big of a role in the series as many had hoped. And while any involvement from any additional Boy Meets World actors would be somewhat limited, creating an environment where familiar characters can naturally appear will greatly help the series’ success, especially in its first few seasons. Ask sequel series Degrassi: The Next Generation, now in its twelfth season.

And just like Degrassi: The Next Generation, nostalgic audiences have to be aware that, even though this is a sequel series to Boy Meets World, it is intended for a specific demographic most are no longer a part of. But that doesn’t mean Girl Meets World can’t be entertaining for everyone. By using a mixture of storylines interweaving old and new cast members, viewers old and new will be able to transition their affection for the original series into the new one. If it’s successful in its execution, that is.

And why wouldn’t it, really? With Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs returning to spearhead the project, fans of the original series can expect to see the same type (and quality) of storytelling return in Girl Meets World. Whether you’ll enjoy those stories is another question.

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  1. Boy meets world is one of the best sitcoms I watched from the start and still watch the reruns.this sequel needs the original cast members.mj needs to make that happen start with them and then introduce the girls.

  2. Boy meets world needs the original cast they can’t expect the new generation to understand what this show meant with without the old.I would like to see shawn meets angela , cory with topanga, eric and his personality and the rest cus thats what made the show that great without it I can’t see the sequel following in the same foot steps.mj bring boy meets world and girl come to life together

    • Exatly they made it so great you know your totally correct

  3. You see boy meets world is the funniest thing I’ve ever watched I just think that over time since its going to be more modern and they have so much profanity and nudity that it won’t be the same but of course I’ll watch

  4. I’m 26 and I remember this series well i’ll check it out but I doubt I will watch it unless it is based on the original cast..

  5. They arent “technically old enough”to have teenagers I could understand maybe 7-9 yr. Old and a younger sibling……but teenagers just seem ridiculous……doesnt seem realistic …..

    • Yes it is physically possible for them to have teenager kids. Because if you do the math backwards from when the show ended it would mean they pretty much started having kids just after the series finale ended, which would result in the birth of their oldest son, followed by their daughter.

      So yeah as long as the show says that they had the daughter just after leaving for new York it is possible, in 2 ways firstly they go by the real time since the first show finished airing, or 2 they make the show appear in a future year bending the time frame at which the orginal show ran. See when they graduated high school and add the years it would have taken them to leave in the series finale, and just not mention what year it is when the new show premires.

  6. This is something that I will watch and enjoy as I did the original, The only thing is I could not watch it unless it’s the original characters are involved. If they are not then why make a sequel? It would not make sense.

  7. hi I am a big fan of boy meets world ad I can’t wait until girl meets world comes out. ben and Danielle are a great couple on the show. keep up the goodwork

  8. The only thing I am worried about is will Disney channel dumb down girl meets world just to pander to the really young kids who watch the Disney channel shows, instead of giving us thought provoking episodes like what we got in boy meets world, because I have seen something that they are doing that is really giving me thought that that’s what they are doing.

    What they did to make me worry is that in the last season of boy meets world Topanga wanted to become a lawyer, and in order for her to do so, cory, Topanga, shawn, and Eric left for New York so she could fulfill her dream.

    Yet from what is being said about the show is that Topanga will now be a the owner, and manager of a freaking pudding store. I mean what will young kids be able to understand more someone who sells pudding, or a lawyer.

    I have no problem with the fact that the show will focus on their daughter, but if this show turns to be something like Good luck Charlie, or dog with a blog or some other stupid Disney channel show that panders to young kids, it will ruin what was great about the boy meet’s world show, that was entertaining, and educational.

    • You are absolutely right! This show was full of morals,comedy,emotion and everything that life is about. The intensity of this show is so deep for me that it mostly reduces me to an emotional gumball! It has maturity in it and is so down to earth. I am so glad that I came from the 90′s-such an awesome decade of music,cartoons and shows! The last episode just aired on tv and I was so emotional because I was so into this show and I felt that I grew up with these guys,like they’re my family. :’) I’m glad people like me exist who appreciate these shows.

    • Well, you were right. They not only dumbed down the girl Riley, they dumbed down the entire way the show is written. It moves entirely too fast, never goes in depth into anything, the acting is terrible and the writing is worse. It is just like those other cheesy, dumbed down Disney shows and really nothing at all like the original.

  9. Can’t wait …

  10. I will totally watch this! And I do believe this show will be targeted to the crowd that orginally grew up with the boy meets world. This sounds like it would be awesome. And I do hope feeney and Corey’s parents are able to be on the show. Teenagers are crazy I’m sure and I’m pretty sure he’ll need advice. Lol