More casting news from Girl Meets World, the Boy Meets World spin-off show being developed by the Disney Channel. 13 year-old Sabrina Carpenter has been cast in the role of Maya Fox, Entertainment Weekly report. Maya is the best friend of Cory and Topanga’s rebellious teenage daughter Riley Matthews (played by Rowan Blanchard) and Carpenter already has history with the Disney Channel.
Sabrina Carpenter is already making her name as a singer. She’s signed to Hollywood Records and her first single ‘Smile’ was included on the Disney Fairies CDs Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust and charted in Radio Disney’s Top 30. Sabrina has also been cast in Fox’s comedy The Goodwin Games, as well as guest starring in an episode of the Disney Channel’s top show Austin and Ally, some time in the forthcoming months.
Production is all set to start on Girl Meets World next month, with a view to becoming a staple part of Disney Channel’s 2013-14. There has already been so much press attention on the new show and as it stands, the producers would have to do something pretty terrible to the pilot to not get it commissioned, surely? The pilot will star the original stars of Boy Meets World, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel as Cory and Topanga.