Here’s a cast and character guide for sitcom Girl Meets World. The show is a spinoff of the classic 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World, which followed the life of Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) from middle school to college. It also detailed his relationship with his family, his sage teacher Mr. Feeny and love interest Topanga. The show bared comparison to The Wonder Years, not least because Ben Savage is also the brother of Fred Savage, star of The Wonder Years.
Boy Meets World came to an emotional end in 2000, but the show received a spinoff with 2014’s Girl Meets World. This series follows the now grown-up Cory and Topanga, though the show mostly focuses on their children. While it could have been a cynical attempt to trade on nostalgia for the original series, Girl Meets World was met with solid reviews and was praised for being an organic continuation. The show also finally resolved the fate of Boy Meets World teacher Mr. Turner, a recurring character who disappeared following a motorcycle accident in season 4. Girl Meets World revealed he’s alive and well and married the nurse who treated him.
Despite being well-received, Girl Meets World was canceled in 2017 after three seasons. Here’s a quick cast and character breakdown for the show.
Ben Savage – Cory Matthews
Ben Savage returned as Cory, who is now a teacher. He’s still married to childhood sweetheart Topanga and is the father to Auggie and Riley. His children are in his history class and he essentially acts as the new Mr. Feeny of the series, imparting wisdom and life lessons to the class.
Danielle Fishel – Topanga Matthews
Between Boys Meets World and Girl Meets World Topanga became a successful lawyer, and later becomes the owner of a bakery. She’s a little protective of her children and makes sure they’re doing well in school.
Rowan Blanchard – Riley Matthews
Riley is played by Rowan Blanchard (The Goldburgs) and she is the oldest child of Cory and Topanga. Girl Meets World revolves around Riley in the same way the original series charted Cory’s misadventures. Like Cory, she’s also shown as cheery and innocent, which can sometimes lead to her getting hurt by others.
August Maturo – Auggie Matthews
Auggie is the youngest child of the Matthews who is adoring of his parents and aims to become a teacher when he grows up.
Sabrina Carpenter – Maya Hart
Maya is Riley’s best friend in Girl Meets World and goes to the same school. She’s more confident and rebellious than Riley, and can sometimes act out against authority figures. She and Riley later clash over their mutual attraction to a boy named Lucas, who also likes them both.
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