“Boy Meets World” sequel gets a second season
Girl, continue meeting world: Disney Channel has renewed the “Boy Meets World” sequel for a second season after airing just five episodes.
Production on Season 2 of the sequel to the '90s hit sitcom — which also starred Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel – is expected to begin in November.
While the renewal is quite early, “Girl Meets World” really needed just one episode to make its mark, debuting to 5.2 million viewers on June 27.
That series launch was the biggest of the year among kids 2-11 (2.3 million viewers/5.7 rating), 6-11 (1.8 million/7.7 rating) and tweens 9-14 (1.7 million/6.9 rating).
“Girl Meets World,” which sees Savage and Fishel as parents to a new curious, young protagonist played by Rowan Blanchard, also set viewing records on the Watch Disney Channel app and iTunes after being released on the platforms in June.
To date, the show has generated 4.7 million views on the Watch Disney Channel app for mobile devices.
The new version also stars Sabrina Carpenter as Riley's BFF Maya Hart, Corey Fogelmanis as classmate Shamus Farkle and August Maturo as the Matthews' other kid, Auggie.
Numerous actors from the original series are slated to return as the adult version of their classic characters.
“The series swiftly became a favorite of kids and their parents, many of whom grew up with ‘Boy Meets World,'”Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide said in a press release. “We're looking forward to watching Riley Matthews and Maya Hart make the world their own, as Cory and Topanga teach them life lessons along the way.”
The series is a production of It's A Laugh Productions, Inc and Michael Jacobs Productions.