Ready for more Boy Meets World spin-off casting scoop?
The hotly aniticpated Disney Channel pilot has filled the key role of Maya Fox, the rebellious best friend of Cory and Topanga’s tween daughter, Riley Matthews (played by 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard).
Pennsylvania native Sabrina Carpenter, age 13, has landed the role.
Carpenter is also a singer who’s signed to Hollywood Records (although there are no plans to make her Girl Meets World TV character a singer). Her first single with the label is called “Smile” — it was included on the Disney Fairies CDs, Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust, and charted on Radio Disney’s top 30. For videos of her singing go here. She’s also cast in Fox’s comedy project The Goodwin Games and is guest starring in an episode of Disney Channel’s hit Austin and Ally in the coming months.
Girl Meets World is set to begin production next month for consideration on Disney Channel’s 2013-14 schedule. The pilot also stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, now as parents, reprising the roles they made famous on ABC-TV’s hit series Boy Meets World. The pilot is executive-produced by Michael Jacobs (Boy Meets World, My Two Dads and Charles In Charge, among others).