Looks like another network is ready to tap into 90s nostalgia for ratings — after weeks of rumors, Disney Channel confirmed that the network is developing a pilot called “Girl Meets World,” a spin-off of ABC’s popular sitcom that aired from 1993 through 2000.
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are set to reprise their roles as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, the central couple of the show for all seven seasons. Now, they have a 13-year-old daughter named Riley — casting is currently underway for the role.
A Disney rep noted that the show is still in the “development” phase, and that the pilot will be produced by Michael Jacobs, also the exec producer behind “Boy Meets World,” along with “Charles in Charge” and “My Two Dads.”
No word on whether any of the other actors from the series will return, though given many mostly dropped off the map after the show wrapped up, we have a feeling there will be no shortage of guest spots.
Perhaps already anticipating rabid viewer disappointment if the new show isn’t the same beloved one they remember from years ago, Fishel has already taken to her Tumblr page to manage expectations for the show.
“‘GMW’ is a new show. It isn’t BMW brought back to life but in current day...please keep in mind that this there will be episode 1, of season 1, of a brand new show,” Fishel explained. “For those of you who knew and loved BMW, please allow this show to evolve as well. Stick with us. Give us a chance.”