Girl Meets World, and cast member meets hard reality.
Disney Channel’s much-anticipated follow-up to ABC’s Boy Meets World has trimmed the Matthews family by one, dropping the character of the titular girl’s big brother Elliot, who was to be played by Teo Halm.
The 13-year-old Halm shared his sad news on Saturday night, via Twitter. TV mom Danielle Fishel promptly responded.
This leaves Cory and Topanga’s tweenage daughter Riley with just a kid brother, Louis, played by August Maturo.
UPDATE: A Disney Channel rep confirms for TVLine Halm’s departure, explaining: “Various creative changes are often made as a project transitions from pilot to series.”
GMW is set to premiere sometime in 2014.