Girl Meets World has found its girl.
Rowan Blanchard will play Cory and Topanga’s offspring in the forthcoming Disney Channel spinoff of Boy Meets World, TVLine has confirmed.
EW.com broke the news that the 11-year-old, who rose to the top of a national casting search, had nabbed the title role in the much buzzed-about comedy pilot — which the network has officially ordered; production is scheduled to begin in February.
The potential series picks up more than a decade after ABC’s TGIF staple went off the air and is told from the perspective of Cory and Topanga’s 13-year-old daughter, Riley.
The project secured leads Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel in November. In a Tumblr post written soon after she signed onto the pilot, Fishel assured Boy‘s loyal (and — judging by social media — super-jazzed) fans that the new sitcom would share “familiar faces, familiar themes and familiar messages” with the original.
It also shares a key behind-the-scenes player: Boy Meets World creator and executive producer Michael Jacobs is in charge of the pilot.
Blanchard’s credits include appearances in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D and The Back-Up Plan.Follow @kimroots