An update/remake of the 1990s sitcom “Boy Meets World” just added a key cast member: William Daniels, who played the teacher Mr. Feeny.
The proposed new show — now only in the pilot stage with no assurance it will become a full-fledged series — already has the grown-up, former kid stars of the old “Boy Meets World”: Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel.
They were the male and female leads of the original “Boy Meets World,” which ran on ABC from 1993 to 2000 and traced their lives from sixth grade to marriage.
In the new spinoff-update in development for a possible pickup by The Disney Channel, Savage and Fishel (now 32 and 31 years-old, respectively) will play their grown-up selves — “Cory” and “Topanga.”
They’re still married and have two children, a son and a 13-year-old daughter named Riley (Rowen Blanchard) who is the focal point of the new show. The emphasis on the daughter is reflected in the new show’s title: “Girl Meets World.”
Reports have been circulating for a while now about this “Boy Meets World” update, but the news that veteran actor William Daniels will return for the pilot as Mr. Feeny is the latest news on the project. The story is being reported here on the Hollywood Reporter Web site.
There is no word yet on whether “Girl Meets World” will get picked up for a series, or if Daniels, who is 85, will commit to anything more than the series pilot.