Ben Savage made his acting debut when he signed on to play the part of Corey Matthews on ABC’s Boy Meets World in the early ’90s. His character grew from a mischievous sixth grader to a college graduate, married to his high school sweetheart Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel).
The Disney Channel recently launched a spin-off of the show, called Girl Meets World, that addresses many of the same issues its predecessor did, including friendship, love, and the trials of growing up. Boy Meets World ran for seven seasons before it finally came to a close, leaving fans wondering what happened to the perfect couple.
In Girl Meets World, Corey and Topanga are adults and have two kids. Corey is a middle school teacher, and has his daughter Riley, played by Rowan Blanchard, in his class. Topanga has reached her dream of being a lawyer.
During a recent interview with Yahoo News, Ben Savage and Rowan Blanchard spoke about the show, and revealed how far it will go with tackling adult issues.
“At the end of the day we want to be the show that tells real life,” Blanchard said. “If that time ever were to happen I think we would be the show that would do it. I don’t want to make any promises but (creator, showrunner) Michael (Jacobs) is very, very passionate about writing real life.”
— FOX411 (@Fox411) May 8, 2015
“We want to cover episode topics that kids deal with,” Savage added, “I will say that we’re covering topics about relationships and religion and family life and love and marriage and divorce and parenting so we’re really covering a wide array of issues that kids deal with.”
The second season is scheduled to premiere on May 11. Savage explained that the first season was meant to establish the show, and with the second season, they plan on bringing in more of the past characters. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Corey’s brother Eric, his mentor Mr. Feeney, his middle school teacher Mr. Turner, and the couple’s friend Angela, Shawns first love, are scheduled to make appearances.
It’s good to see you again Mr. Turner pic.twitter.com/fpKRU7jIFt
— Ben Savage (@BenSavage) April 29, 2015
“I think it’s a wonderful thing that we’re able to kind of reintroduce these characters to a new audience while slowly letting our long-time viewers know what they’ve been up to,” Savage added. “I think our audience appreciates that.”
[Photo via Twitter/Ben Savage]