Disney announced on tuesday that 14-year-old Peyton Meyer has been cast as Tristan Friar, classmate and first crush of the show’s Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard) for the Boy Meets World sequel series, Girl Meets World.
Huffington Post reports that five-year-old August Maturo has been cast as Cory and Topanga’s youngest son (and Riley’s brother, Louis Matthews). Teo Halm will play Riley and Louis’ older brother, Elliot. Sabrina Carpenter will play Riley’s best friend, Maya.
In addition to Savage and Fishel, another Boy Meets World star, William Daniels, who played teacher Mr. Feeny, will appear in the premiere. Other former stars Rider Strong (Shawn), Will Friedle (Eric) and Maitland Ward Baxter (Rachel) also visited the set while the pilot was filming.
At the ATX Television Festival, creator Michael Jacobs described Girl Meets World as Riley’s coming-of-age story, “My feeling is that the premise of the show is about these two girls having a friendship, going off into the world we now know — Girl Meets World will be unique from Boy Meets World in that way,” he said. “However, it is the child of an original program, and there is no way that I’m not going to include everybody who wants to be included on this piece, because they’re the genesis of the piece. For me, we may build a new house, but we’re building it on ground, and that ground was Boy.”
Girl Meets World is scheduled to premiere in 2014.