According to Entertainment Weekly, child actor Rowan Blanchard, age 11, has won the coveted title role of Riley Matthews in Girl Meets World, the Disney Channel spin-off of Boy Meets World. Her parents will be played by Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) reprising their original roles from Boy Meets World.
Producer Michael Jacobs states: “As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews, 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.”
The pilot for Girl Meets World begins shooting next month and will in all likelihood be in Disney’s 2013-14 line-up.
Rowan is represented commercially and theatrically by Commercial Talent Agency and is managed by Jillian Neal at Untitled Entertainment.