Entertainment Weekly reported on Monday (January 28, 2013) that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard is set to play daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) in the Disney Channel spin-off of “Boy Meets World,” titled “Girl Meets World.”
Miss Blanchard was seen in “Spy Kids: All the Time in World in 4D” and “The Back-up Plan.”
Michael Jacobs (producer of the “Girl Meets World” pilot) had this to say about the actress:
As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews. Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.
Ben Savage tweeted this about Rowan:
I have a beautiful, new daughter. Welcome to the family @rowblanchard! #GirlMeetsWorld
In an excited tweet from Rowan, she said:
IT’S OFFICIAL! I WILL BE PLAYING RILEY MATTHEWS IN GIRL MEETS WORLD!! AHHH SOO EXCITED! #BLESSED
The pilot will begin production next month, and if it gets greenlit to series, it could be placed on Disney Channel’s 2013-14 schedule.
Be sure to follow Rowan on Twitter: @rowblanchard