Production on “Girl Meets World” is underway and recently, producers added another “Boy Meets World” alum to the series.
Lee Norris will reprise his role as Minkus on the upcoming Disney Channel series, reuniting with his former cast members Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel for a guest spot.
“I’ve had a great time being back on set with some of my old friends,” Norris told E! News. “It still amazes me how many people love and remember Minkus, and I’m excited for the fans to catch up with him after all these years.”
But what about the rest of the cast?
Probably the most talked about possible return belongs to Rider Strong, who played Shawn. Since he was one of the three main characters on “Boy Meets World,” fans are dying to see him return, but reports have been mixed.
When the series was first announced in early 2013, Strong claimed he had “no involvement” in the series, but weeks later, he was seen on set and rumors began to swirl that he was, in fact, involved.
In Feb. 2013, Michael Jacobs, the show’s creator, spoke of Strong’s return as well as Will Friedle, who played Eric, the brother of Ben Savage’s character.
“I think there’s more than a chance,” Jacobs said of the possibility. “I think there’s a strong chance.”
Maitland Ward, who played Rachel on the original series, spoke to a “Girl Meets World” fansite on May 9, 2013 after being photographed on the “Girl Meets World” set, teasing of her own return.
“I think people are going to love the new kids on the show!” she explained. “They are the cutest and are so talented. I really think this is going to be a great show for Boy Meets World fans and for a future generation of fans.”
Then, when asked about her character’s return, she played coy, saying, “I can’t really share any show info, but it would be fun if the old gang got back together again!”
William Daniels aka Mr. Feeny has been confirmed for a guest return on the series’ pilot.
“I am grateful to everyone at Disney Channel for the opportunity to reach my favorite audience, which has always been kids,” creator Michael Jacobs said in a statement when the series was announced. “Girl Meets World is a new show for a new generation that will be rooted in the same kind of honest, comedic storytelling about coming of age and the importance of family and friendship that made Boy Meets World so popular.”
“Girl Meets World” premieres this summer on the Disney Channel.
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