Girl Meets World Casts Cory And Topanga's Daughter Riley

The word "adorable" would be a fair adjective to describe Boy Meets World's Cory and Topanga in their earlier years on the 90s sitcom, and unsurprisingly, the same would most certainly apply to the 11-year-old girl who has been cast to play the part of their daughter and the star of Disney Channel's planned Boy Meets World sequel/spin-off pilot Girl Meets World.

As we reported back in November, the plan for the spin-off would be a show that follows Cory and Topanga's daughter Riley Matthews. Since then, we've been left to wonder which lucky (and likely talented) little girl would nab the starring role. EW posted the news today, along with the photo below, which shows us the Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard (The Backup Plan, Spy Kids: All The Time in the World 4D):

Not only is she adorable, but she's also beautiful, and I think there's a sort of wise-beyond-her-years look about her that reminds me of her character's mother, Topanga. Though the dark hair - while not curly - is more Cory. Girl Meets World producers Michael Jacobs describes Blanchard as "real and accessible" and he's hopeful that she's "about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well." Admittedly, I'm already grown up, but as a fan of the original series, I'm hopeful this spin-off works out and curious to see how it turns out.

As EW points out, the project is still at the pilot stage, but things are looking good for the project. Hopefully all will go well on the pilot and the series will find a spot on Disney's 2013-2014 schedule.

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