Disney Channel’s Boy Meets World spinoff is looking for more young stars.
The production has started the casting process for two more roles now
that producers have figured out who’s playing Riley, the daughter of
Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga Matthews (Danielle Fishel) in the pilot
(that would be 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard). Plus, we now have a detailed description of Cory and Topanga’s son — Elliott. Also, in case you missed it, we just broke the casting of Riley’s best friend Maya, so check out that story too.
The new characters are:
– Elliott Matthews, 13. Cory and Topanga’s son. This
guy will start the series as a “thinking man’s jock.” He’s described as
“good looking, well built, funny and insightful in his observations.
Good hearted except for his dedication toward using Riley (Blanchard) as
his wrestling practice dummy. His parents worry that he has inherited
the ‘Eric Matthews Algernon’ gene and will lose intelligence as time
goes by.” That “Eric Matthews Algernon” bit is a two-part reference to a
character in the original series who got dumber as seasons passed and the classic novel with a similar theme, Flowers for Algernon.
– Tristan Friar, 12-13. An Austin, Texas transplant
who’s a “cowboy in the city.” His description: “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 good looking for her to look at.”
– Shamus Farkle, 12-13: This is the show’s resident
genius. “Future world ruler. Riley’s rebellious best friend Maya is his
nemesis, Riley gets between them to save his life. Farkle is wildly
attached and protective of both girls and loves equally that Riley
doesn’t make him miserable and Maya does.”
The pilot for Girl Meets World is set to begin production
next month. If/when the show gets greenlit to series it will premiere
during Disney Channel’s 2013-14 schedule.