With the confirmed involvement of Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel for the Boy Meets World sequel pilot Disney Channel has in the works, fans have gone one to speculate over whether or not some of the other cast members will return for Girl Meets World. Rider Strong has released a statement discussing the series and potential involvement in the sequel at Disney Channel.
From what's been previously said about the Boy Meets World sequel project in development at Disney Channel, the story would focus on Cory and Topanga's pre-teen daughter. From what Rider Strong says, it doesn't sound like his character Shawn Hunter fits into that story. The actor shared a statement, which EW posted, discussing what the original series meant to him and went on to say that he has no official involvement in Girl Meets World, though he doesn't rule out the possibility of a guest spot.
Fans of the show will appreciate his full statement, as he speaks fondly about the show and what it's meant to him in his life.
Years ago, I was on a train in Spain. It was four in the morning, and I was traveling by myself from Salamanca to Madrid.
I love this. (Not the part about Shawn not being around, that's disappointing). There's no bitterness over being excluded, nor even a hint of a tone that suggests he wants nothing to do with the potential sequel. He's simply expressing his love for the original show, and saying that Shawn's not going to be a major part of the sequel, which he sounds optimistic about. Hopefully we'll see Strong pop in for a visit once in a while, should the show go to series.
Meanwhile, EW says they haven't gotten a comment either way from Will Friedle, who played Cory's brother Eric, or William Daniels, who played Mr. Feeny. No comment may be good news though, as it's entirely possible they're not at liberty to speak on it because they're in negotiations. But that's just speculation. Perhaps there's a place in the show for either or both of them.