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‘Girl Meets World’ Casts Rowan Blanchard As Cory & Topanga’s Child Riley Matthews

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By Michael Lewittes

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Rowan Blanchard has been cast as the daughter of Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel) in “Girl Meets World,” the highly anticipated Disney spin-off to “Boy Meets World.”

The 11-year-old, who has appeared in Spy Kids: All the Time in World in 4D and The Back-up Plan, landed the title role of Riley Matthews after a nationwide casting search.

Savage excitedly announced the news on Twitter, writing, “I have a beautiful, new daughter. Welcome to the family @rowblanchard! #GirlMeetsWorld.”

“Boy Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs, who is behind the new project, told Entertainment Weekly, “As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews.”

Jacobs added, “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.”

As Gossip Cop reported, the new Disney Channel show revolves around the preteen daughter of Cory and Topanga more than a decade after the conclusion of the original show.

The pilot for “Girl Meets World” is set to begin shooting next month.

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