‘Spy Kid’ Cast as Lead in ‘Girl Meets World’

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Disney Channel has found its heir to the “Boy Meets World” throne.

Producers have cast Rowan Blanchard to play Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley in “Girl Meets World,” the modern update of the famed series, according to Entertainment Weekly. Blanchard may be best known as one of the young stars in the fourth installment of the “Spy Kids” franchise. Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have already signed on to reprise their roles from the Disney Channel series.

The series will be told from Riley’s viewpoint and the pilot is set to begin shooting in February.

“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” Michael Jacobs, the project’s executive producer, tells EW. “Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.”

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