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'Boy Meets World' Sequel Finds Cory and Topanga's Daughter in 'Spy Kids 4' Star

January 29, 2013 (4:12 am) GMT
Eleven-year-old Rowan Blanchard is cast in the lead role of Riley Matthews on Disney Channel's 'Girl Meets World'.
Rowan Blanchard

"Boy Meets World" sequel, "", has cast Cory and Topanga's daughter. is tapped to tackle the role of Riley Matthews on the follow-up to the 1990s TV series. The eleven-year-old girl has previously starred in "" and "".

"As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews," Michael Jacobs, executive producer of the "Girl Meets World" pilot, tells Entertainment Weekly. "Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well."

In the Disney Channel project, Cory and Topanga are happily married and have a 13-year-old daughter named Riley. The show will tell the story from Riley's point of view. and are set to reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga respectively.

Filming for the "Girl Meets World" pilot is scheduled to begin in February.

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