Ben Savage: Girl Meets World Will Be Special, Funny

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As you've likely heard (and gotten really excited about if you watched TV from 1993-2000), Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel will star in a Boy Meets World spinoff.

The new series, Girl Meets World, will air on the Disney Channel and be told from the perspective of Cory and Topanga Mattews' teenage daughter, Riley.

Ben (Cory) recently spoke about the new show for the first time.

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"We're going to wait and see what happens," he told Rolling Stone about more returning characters. "Obviously, I don't want to give away too many details."

"But there's definitely been discussions about some of everyone's favorite characters popping up [on Girl Meets World] and making appearances."

Rider Strong, who played Cory's best friend Shawn, is reportedly not involved with the new show, at least on a series regular basis. Casting is still underway.

Savage says it was a long process getting even to this point.

"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 hopefully making the show last another seven years," he said.

"There were different options… but it just seems a little poetic that we're coming back 13 years later and it's following our daughter's character. I like that concept."

"It's kind of passing it off to the next generation."

Ben's statement on Girl Meets World echoes that of Danielle Fishel (Topanga), who said she would not have signed on if the spinoff weren't strong on its own merit.

"We want to do justice to the characters, and we want to make sure we respect people's memories of the show," the 32-year-old actor assures fans.

"We're 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."

Filming is set to begin in February.

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