12-year-old Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard) is entering 7th grade. Alongside is her best friend Maya Hart (Sabrina Carpenter). Cory and Topanga must survive their daughter’s introduction, just like his parents (and the audience) watched his decisions with unease. And Unlike “Boy Meets World”, “Girl” is based in the busy, metropolitan New York City.
“Girl Meets World” is a follow-up of the Matthews after the end of “Boy Meets World.” Excited and nervous fans of “Boy” have been flooding social media and blogs with questions and speculation since the pilot was announced in July 2013. Fans feel connected to Cory and his best friend Shawn Hunter in the same way "Buffy" fans feel. Growing up and watching the characters on screen going through similar situations created a bond for life for many fans
We’re all a little excited to see what happens when Cory turns into Alan—fretting over his daughter’s safety as she ages while face palming at the antics of two adventurous pre-teens. Maya is Riley’s Shawn: partners-in-crime from different backgrounds until the end.
In the trailer Disney released two weeks ago, you see how the Matthews turned out since “Boy”’s finale: Topanga’s a lawyer trying to balance a successful career, while Cory’s a history teacher. Riley’s teacher, in fact.
In a call back to preteen Cory entering 7th grade, Riley’s spilling the gossip a mile a minute to Maya when her dad turns around. And she follows a Cory-stlye hand gesture while beaming a “Hi, Daddy.”
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Disney released the show’s opening with the shorter theme. In a nod to “Boy Meets World” early seasons, a paper airplane follows the character throughout. Just like the John Quincy Adams Middle School is a reference to John Adams High School, Cory’s alma mater.
Disney’s released the full theme song "Take on the World" with catchy lyrics and performed by Blanchard and Carpenter.
The show premieres June 27, 2014, at 9:45PM on the Disney Channel.