Entertainment Weekly broke the news late last night that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard has officially been cast in the role of Cory and Topanga's daughter in the Disney Channel's upcoming spinoff of Boy Meets World.
"As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews," legendary showrunner Michael Jacobs told 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."
Girl Meets World picks up several years after the finale of Boy Meets World, and revolves around the misadventures of Cory and Topanga's 13-year-old daughter — "an adorable girl on the cusp of whatever comes next in life, and wanting to rush into it head first."
Casting is ongoing for two additional characters — Riley's older brother Elliot and her best friend Maya.
The show's pilot will shoot next month, with the series likely to premiere later this year.