THE NEWS BUNDLE: 'Boy Meets World' Alumni Trio Visit 'Girl Meets World' Cast in New Set Photos from Pilot Production


Yesterday with our first glimpse of the set, the highly anticipated spin-off pilot Girl Meets World officially began production as the world of Boy Meets World slowly began to turn once more. Though we don't officially have a series to return to yet, the development process has been one filled with hopes from fans that familiar faces will eventually pop up in the future.

As the cast have remained close in the decade since the predecessor ended, it only seemed natural we could see guest stars of familiar significant faces appear after all this time. Now though they won't be on-screen, three former stars showed up to share their support for the new class as filming seeks to continue today for the Disney Channel project.

Boy Meets World cast members Rider Strong, Will Friedle and Maitland Ward all popped up on to the set of the Girl Meets World pilot just for a visit, new lead actress Rowan Blanchard tweeted. "First Shawn and now Maya," Sabrina Carpenter continued on Twitter. "What an honor to meet your Mr @RiderStrong."

While many are hoping for a cameo appearance from their characters, for the time being the trio were simply offering words of encouragement for the new generation with the passing of the torch in full effect. Strong previously spoke out saying he was not involved with the pilot in any capacity, but we all know Shawn couldn't stay away from Cory for too long.

The potential new series revolves around 13-year old Riley Matthews (Blanchard), her older brother Elliot (Teo Halm) and her edgy best friend Maya (Carpenter) while also bringing in familiar faces with parents Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel). Cory will find himself as a history teacher in the follow-up, with his daughter being one of his students as she attempts to navigate middle school.

"You’ll remember we left the series and [Cory & Topanga] were in Philly and they were going on an adventure to go to New York," producer Michael Jacobs teases. "Did they succeed? Did it work? All of that will be answered in the pilot.” While the sequel will seek to pass the torch to the new generation, Jacobs has also said that Elliott, Maya and other characters will be quite reminiscent of the characters we found ourselves loving less than twenty years ago.

If greenlit, a series order will be established for a premiere sometime in the network's 2013-14 season.

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