The highly anticipated sequel series to beloved 90's sitcom Boy Meets World is well into early development over at the Disney Channel, and luckily for us there's been no shortage of news about the upcoming project. We know that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will be returning to reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga, and the series will be titled Girl Meets World as it focuses on their young daughter. Additionally, Rider Strong - who portrayed Cory's best friend Shawn in the series - has no involvement as of now, but has said he's open to it.
Now, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Savage has disclosed a little more info about the series: For one, Cory and Topanga aren't the only characters from the original series that are returning. Strong may not have any official involvement, but the possibility of him - as well as others - returning is definitely there. "We're going to wait and see what happens. Obviously, I don't want to give away too many details," Savage said. "But there's definitely been discussions about some of everyone's favorite characters popping up in the show and making appearances."
Additionally, the follow-up was born out of a "lot of discussions" as it's important to everyone involved that they stay true to what the original series was. "We want to do justice to the characters and we want to make sure we respect people's memories of the show," Savage said. "It's funny, a lot of the tweets and emails and mentions I've gotten are from a lot of people who are worried that the show won't hold up and that we shouldn't do it because it's going to ruin a lot of their childhood memories...we're really working hard and doing everything we can to make sure that this is going to be something special and funny and hopefully it'll make new memories for a new generation."
Savage added that he almost didn't return to the show for that very reason. "I think it was just a matter of making sure all of us were on the same page about what we were going to do in terms of making the show last another seven years, hopefully."
This is all great, really. Couldn't be more excited. But, seriously, will someone just tell us if Mr. Feeny (William Daniels) will be back?
[via The Hollywood Reporter]