If you were born in the ‘80s, you probably feel like you grew up with Cory Matthews on Boy Meets World. And like all of us, Cory grew up. He and Topanga are still together, obvs, and they have a tween daughter. Wait, what? They’re old enough to have a tween daughter? Excuse me, I have to go look in the mirror and check for crow’s feet.
Anyway, ’80s kids are pleased as punch that our childhood favorites are going to be back on the screen each week on Girl Meets World, a new Disney channel show that will chart the trials and travails of Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley, as she grows up, and now there’s a teaser to whet our appetite even more. It looks like a pretty standard heartwarming coming of age comedy, but the nostalgia factor will be working in its favor. (Remember when Ben and Pat did a close reading of the Boy Meets World late years theme song on our old GeekTyrant podcast? It happened.) Presumably there will also be some kids watching it, too.
Girl Meets World stars Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Danielle Fishel, Ben Savage, Corey Fogelmanis, and August Maturo. It will premiere this summer on the Disney Channel.
A decade after Boy Meets World, Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. The younger child, a daughter named Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school, as her parents did when they were younger.