FIRST LOOK: See the Cast of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World
By EMILY STROHM
04/01/2014 at 08:45 AM EDT
It’s been 14 years since Boy Meets World when off the air, but Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are back to reprise their roles on a brand new Disney Channel series.
Set in New York City, Girl Meets World picks up more than 10 years after Boy Meets World left off. The former adolescent flames are now married and raising two children, 7th-grade daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard) and son Auggie (August Maturo). The story is centered around Riley, the title character.
“Girl Meets World is a new show for a new generation that will be rooted in the same kind of honest, comedic storytelling about coming of age and the importance of family and friendship that made Boy Meets World so popular,” says creator Michael Jacobs.
Disney Channel just released a photo from an upcoming episode of Girl Meets World, and it appears that Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) and their kids will be joined for dinner by some Boy Meets World faves: William Russ, Betsy Randle, and…Rider Strong! A rep for the show confirmed to EW it’s for a holiday episode.
Russ and Randle played Cory’s parents on the original series; Strong, of course, portrayed Cory’s BFF Shawn. This is the first confirmation fans have gotten that any of them will return on the new show.
Fishel also tweeted the above photo, adding the message: “Happy to have these familiar faces on set with us this week!”
Girl Meets World is welcoming an old friend from over there.
Lee Norris is set to reprise his fan favorite role as Minkus the Disney Channel’s highly anticipated Boy Meets World spinoff series, E! News has exclusively learned. We’ve also got your exclusive first look at Norris and Ben Savage‘s on-screen reunion, with a photo from Norris’ guest appearance that will surely cause fans of the beloved ABC series to have a nostalgia-fueled grin on their faces for the rest of the day.
“I’ve had a great time being back on set with some of my old friends,” Norris said in a statement exclusively to E! News. “It still amazes me how many people love and remember Minkus, and I’m excited for the fans to catch up with him after all these years.”