Danielle Fishel Releases Statement on GIRL MEETS WORLD
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Disney announced earlier this month that they were planning a sequel to BOY MEETS WORLD - and as of today, the childhood of every 90s kid is about to be rocked just a bit more: original series stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, also known as high school sweethearts Cory and Topanga, have officially signed on to the TV series sequel, GIRL MEETS WORLD. TV Line broke the news this evening. Fishel has taken to her new, official blog to comment on the sequel series.
"I do not know how many BMW [Boy Meets World] cast members will be returning for GMW, or how often they may appear if and/or when they do appear," Fishel writes. "I am going to do my best to not speak for others with this open post. But because I have known Michael Jacobs, Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Bill Daniels for 19 years, I know we share many of the same feelings regarding the 7 wonderful years we spent making BMW. Those years were among the most warm, hilarious, insightful, educational years of my life and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Another thing I wouldn’t trade for anything is the integrity and the heart with which BMW was made. I promise with the entirety of my heart that we will make GMW [Girl Meets World] with the same honesty, innocence, and intelligence that you learned to expect from BMW.
"...I say this because making the decision to do the show involved more conversations than you can possible imagine. These conversations were with the same people I mentioned above because they were all instrumental in creating and maintaining the heart of BMW. The first comment out of every person’s mouth was, 'Let’s only do it if we think we can create something as special as we did with BMW.'
"I say that so that I can say this: GMW is a new show. It isn’t BMW brought back to life but in current day. It will have familiar faces, familiar themes, and familiar messages. It will also have new faces, new themes, and new messages. BMW never spoke down to the audience and we are going to do our best to never do that with GMW. But please keep in mind that this there will be episode 1, of season 1, of a brand new show. We started at the same place with BMW but we evolved and we evolved quickly. For those of you who knew and loved BMW, please allow this show to evolve as well. Stick with us. Give us a chance."
To read Fishel's full statement, click here.
GIRL MEETS WORLD will follow Riley, the teenage daughter of Cory and Topanga, picking up over a decade after the show concluded its run on ABC in 2000. At this time, no other stars from the original series are set to return.
The pilot is still in early development, though BOY MEETS WORLD creator and executive producer Michael Jacobs is still holding the reigns - though a nationwide casting search has begun to nail down the role of Riley.
BOY MEETS WORLD ran on the ABC network from 1993-2000.
Photo Courtesy of Danielle Fishel's Official Facebook Page