Will Rider Strong star in 'Boy Meets World' reboot?
Actor who played bad-boy best friend not onboard -- yet
Now that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have agreed to reprise their "Boy Meets World" characters in a new Disney Channel reboot, the question is whether Rider Strong is along for the ride. "Girl Meets World" will join Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence 12 years after we left them, focusing primarily on their 13-year-old daughter, Riley.
Strong -- who played Shawn Hunter, Cory's trailer-park-troublemaker best friend -- released a statement to the press saying: "At this point, I have no official involvement." However, it added that "there might be a chance to see some of the BMW cast in a guest spot."
This either means that producers can't see Strong back in a regular role, or that they can but don't want to meet his salary demands. Either way, negotiations for a cameo are apparently ongoing. (That's what the "at this point" usually means.)
According to the Huffington Post, Riley will have already have her own edgy best friend. And Cory may be too respectable for one. (He'll morph into the Mr. Feeny role, serving as a history teacher.)
Fans both of the original series and of logic will notice inconsistencies. (For instance, how can Riley be 13 if Topanga wasn't even pregnant with her when the series ended 12 years ago? In addition, in a flash-forward from the seventh and final "Boy Meets World" season, Cory and Topanga had a baby girl, named Beverly Glen, in 2006.) However, can there really be that many fans both of the original series and of logic?
Would you like to see Strong reprise his Shawn role on the new series?
"Girl Meets World" is expected to premiere in 2013 on the Disney Channel.
Most of them haven't had steady acting work for awhile so you'd think they'd jump at the money. The one exception was William Daniels but considering Grey's Anatomy just killed off his character(big surprise Shonda) I'm guessing he's available now.