Girl Meets World Casts Its Star, Cory and Topanga’s Daughter

Welcome Rowan Blanchard to Disney’s star-making machine. The 11-year-old actress, who’s appeared in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D and The Back-up Plan, has been cast as Girl Meets World star Riley. Meaning she’s the offspring of Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, who’ll be awesomely reprised by Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel. “As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” says Boy Meets World creator Michael Jacobs. “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 starts production shortly, aimed at the 2013-14 season as long as Disney Channel makes the pickup.

Boy Meets World Sequel Casts 11-Year-Old Star