Boy Meets World fans received a pleasant surprise over the weekend.
Show creator Michael Jacobs and several of the show’s former cast members including Ben Savage (Cory Matthews), Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter) and Matthew Lawrence (Jack Hunter) attended the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas to reminisce on the hit ABC teen comedy.
Besides reminiscing on the 1990s classic, Jacobs began to reveal secrets from the show’s sequel Girl Meets World.
Girl Meets World will follow Cory and Topanga (Danielle Fishel)’s daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard) as she goes through the highs and lows of life.
But before you think that this will just be a reunion series…. Jacobs advised fans not to get their hopes up.
“Girl is going to be its own show,” said Michael Jacobs. “My feeling is that the premise of the show is about these two girls having a friendship, going into the world we now know—-Girl Meets World will be unique from Boy Meets World in that way.”
While the show may not have the occasional appearances of the original Boy Meets World gang, it will respect the foundation of the fan-favorite series.
“For me, we may build a new house,” said Jacobs. “But we’re building it on ground, and that ground was Boy.”
Savage echoed the creator’s words and told the devoted fans that Girl will not ruin the TGIF classic and said it will focus on uniting two generations of fans.
“I think it’s important to stress that we’re not doing Boy Meets World, we are doing Girl Meets World,” said Savage. “I think that this generation grew up with Boy Meets World and it means something very special to them as it means something special to us and we want to try and do something for the next generation and we want to give them something that they can grow up with and have their own memories with.”
Girl Meets World is tentatively scheduled to air on the Disney Channel later on this year.