‘Girl Meets World’ Casting News: Meet The Female Shawn Hunter!

Sabrina Carpenter, who’s been tapped to play Maya Fox in “Girl Meets World.”

Cory Matthews may have put the “Boy” in “Boy Meets World,” but the hit 90s sitcom wouldn’t have been the same without his best friend Shawn’s shenanigans or brother Eric’s infamous “Fe-hee-hee-heeenay” call. No one knows this better than “Boy Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs, who is now executive producing the series’ Disney spin-off, “Girl Meets World.”

Yesterday, Jacobs revealed more of the reboot’s ensemble cast to Entertainment Weekly, and we like the way things are piecing together! Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard), will have an older brother named Elliot Matthews, who, according to Jacobs, will have more in common with his Uncle Eric than just their initials. “[He's] good looking, well built, funny and insightful in his observations,” he told the mag. “[Though] his parents worry that he has inherited the ‘Eric Matthews Algernon’ gene and will lose intelligence as time goes by.” Shawn 2.0 will take form in Riley’s rebellious BFF, Maya Fox, played by Sabrina Carpenter (who could seriously pass for Rider Strong’s younger sis), and as for Feeny’s replacement? That role goes to Cory, himself! “He’s following in the footsteps of [Mr. Feeney], the most influential character in his life,” Jacobs said. Makes ya a little misty-eyed, doesn’t it?

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