A sequel series to classic TGIF sitcom Boy Meets World – and one of the first entries in the current TV revival craze – Girl Meets World premiered to widespread critical acclaim back in 2014, and focused on Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard) – teen daughter of Boy Meets World super-couple Corey (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) – and her journey through middle and later high school alongside friends Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), Lucas (Peyton Meyer) and Farkle (Corey Fogelmanis). In addition to doing well with critics, Girl Meets World’s ratings also placed it squarely in the upper tier of Disney Channel shows.
One would think that being a success with both fans and critics would be enough to ensure a series’ survival, but in the case of Girl Meets World, one would be wrong. Despite a vocal fan push for renewal, Disney opted to drop the cancellation ax on Girl Meets World earlier this month, ending months of worried speculation that the show would soon meet an untimely end, and in the most disappointing way possible.
While the cancellation announcement certainly stung for fans, it appeared that all hope might not be lost for Girl Meets World‘s future, as series creator Michael Jacobs made it known that he was currently engaged in early talks with other interested platforms about continuing the story of Riley and company. Many figured that one of the most likely candidates to pick up Girl Meets World for season 4 would be Netflix, as the streaming giant already offers its subscribers access to seasons 1 and 2. Unfortunately, The Wrap reports that Netflix has passed on saving Girl Meets World from the scrap heap, effectively removing itself from the conversation.
Netflix has so far not offered an official comment on the decision, so it’s unclear exactly why they opted not to become Girl Meets World‘s savior. Jacobs did say previously that he was talking to “platforms” though, so one assumes Netflix was only one of several potential options on the table. Thus, Girl Meets World might still very well end up continuing somewhere else, such as Hulu. Right now it’s basically just a waiting game for fans.
In the meantime, Girl Meets World‘s season 3 – and quite possibly its series – finale Girl Meets Goodbye aired last night, featuring the biggest Boy Meets World cast reunion on the series to date. They’re all there to help Topanga make an important career decision, one that could change Riley and Maya’s lives forever. Just in case Girl Meets World doesn’t come back, here’s hoping last night’s episode sent the series off on a high note.
Source: The Wrap