Disney New Show “Girl Meets World” Casting Search

A casting call and search for the lead role in a new Disney show is underway!

Disney Channel is now casting the 2 leads for the TV pilot of a new show, the reboot of the classic “Boy Meets World” called “Girl Meets World“.

Casting directors are now holding auditions for teenagers to play the main parts and the casting breakdowns have gone out (see below).

The new Disney show is “Girl Meets World” and it picks up where “Boy” left off.

Disney Channel and their casting directors have begun a nationwide casting search to find the perfect teen girl who will play the part of Riley Matthews, the “Girl” in “Girl Meets World”.

“Boy” cast back again in “Girl Meets World”

“Girl Meets World” is the next generation of the hugely popular ABC show “Boy Meets World”. “Boy” was a coming of age story that had a little bit of everything… comedy, teen awkwardness, high school friendships, drama and fun.

“Boy Meets World” was a sitcom about the lives of teens, Cory and Topanga. The new Disney show is about Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley. The part of Riley has yet to be cast and auditions are going on now to see who will play this great part. Besides the role of Riley, The role of Maya is also available (see casting breakdown below).

Maya is Riley’s best friend in the show and both girls are 13 years old as the series begins.

Riley Mathews is the new star of “World”, like the 90’s show, she too is in her early teens and entering a new chapter of her life. “Boy” was told from Cory’s point of view, “Girl” will be told from Riley’s.

Boy meets World began in 1993 and ran until 2000. The new show brings back some of the old cast but now it is 20 years later. Cory and Topanga are no longer kids or teens. In the new show they actually play the parents and the show now revolves around the life of their daughter, Riley.  Cory and Topanga where a favorite teen couple of the 90’s and now, in the new show they are married with a teen of their own. In the new series, Cory is a teacher and his daughter Riley has a best friend named Maya with whom she spends most of her time.

“Girl Meets World” brings back Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, Cory and Topanga.  The show “Boy Meets World” had been a huge success and the show filmed countless episodes over 7 years. Danielle and Ben grew up on the show over its long run-time and both stars have commented on how excited they are to do it again.

Danielle Fishel showed her excitement on Ryan Seacrest’s show where she commented

“I think everyone is a little nostalgic for that family-friendly innocent fun again!”

Disney’s “Girl Meets World” will be produced by Michael Jacobs. Jacobs was the producer of the 90’s hit “Boy Meets World” as well as other 90’s classics like “Charles in Charge” and “My Two Dads.”

“Girl Meets World” is still in the very early stages of the show with only a pilot planned so far. Auditions are taking place in 2013 to find the new kids to star in the show as the “old kids” now get cast as the adults.

The new Disney show is hoping to get casting wrapped up early next year and then begin production of the TV pilot and any other episodes that the network orders.

No word yet as to if any other old cast members will revive their previous roles in the new show. Whether we see the old cast members return as adults is unknown but most certainly many of them will be seen in episodes as guest stars.

The cast of “Boy Meets World”

Disney’s new show “Girl Meets World” brings some nostalgia


Here is the casting breakdown that Disney sent out for the roles they are holding tryouts for:

[RILEY MATTHEWS] Please submit all ethnicities. 13 years old, indelible personality, an adorable girl on the cusp of whatever comes next in life, and wanting to rush into it head first. She is fiercely loyal to her friends, and spends most of her time juggling the obstacles that life throws her way, some of those being her father who is also her seventh grade history teacher, her mother who is Topanga, and her brother, Elliot, who is one grade older in school and in life experience and makes sure to always let her know it. But there is no obstacle in this girl’s world that can dampen her bright spirit and eternal optimism. Series Lead.
[MAYA] Please submit all ethnicities. 13 years old. Maya is Riley’s best friend and does not share Riley’s optimism. She is far darker and less trusting of the world. She is an only child and has never known her father, which immediately makes her relationship with both Riley and Cory Matthews very important to her although she’d never admit it. She is not a good student in school, but is a wonderful student of life and absolutely magnetic in attracting or intimidating the people in her sphere as she cares to. Dark and edgy, but just as fiercely loyal to Riley as Riley is to her. Which makes us want to believe that maybe there’s a good heart under the acerbic wit. Or maybe not. Series Regular

Disney Channel is hoping to  introduce a whole new generation to Cory, Topanga and family and the upcoming auditions will surely make some teenage actor’s dream of being the lead in a Disney hit show, come true.

If you truly want to feel nostalgic, watch the original pilot episode for “Boy Meets World”

Casting is going on now for the main roles and series guest stars and extras will be cast as production gets closer. Right now it looks like the show will be going into production in early 2013 and may be released later that year.

So who do you think should be cast as Riley Mathews and Maya in Disney’s “Girl Meets World”?

445 thoughts on “Disney New Show “Girl Meets World” Casting Search

  1. justin lampkin

    hi, my name is Justin Lampkin. It would be nice to have a role because watching people make a difference on a tv screen is amazing. Any role would be okay with me even if it means playing the smallest part that would still be a great opportunity for me. I almost forgot to tell you, I am 10 years old and thank you for this amazing opportunity for me.

    sincerely,justin lampkin

  2. Alexis Harper

    Hello, My Name is Alexis Harper. I am 13 years old. A couple things you should know is I’m sassy and prepared, I do not give up. I Will prove to you that I’m the best there is. This has been my dream. Okay who doesn’t dream of this day? I Will tell you right now I’m bellwether and can catch on as quick as possible. I absolutely love to sing, dance and act! I’m from Salt Lake City Utah. I’m 5,4 I have brown hair, brown eyes and I’m Italian/white. I would absolutely be honored to try out. I have been in acting for a really long time an I’m ready to handle this. Trust me, I will rock your world and fill you with surprises. My cupidity is strong for being an actress. I know there is like hundreds of more kids who want this as much as I do. If you could please give me a email of everything. Then I could prove to you that you made the right choice. Thanx

  3. Heleine wight

    Hi I really like your show Girl meets world, it is so funny!
    I’d really like to be on it, thanks!

  4. Lexi gerace

    My name is Lexi gerace. I’m 14, I have brown hair and brown eyes, my ethnicity is Caucasian. I love acting and I’ve participated in many plays at my school and a few of fashion shows as well. I would love to be a part of girl meet world.

  5. Ashlie

    I am going to 7th grade and I would love to be on girl meets world, please call me.

  6. hiya

    I would love to audition for any Disney show.

  7. Via Rose

    Hi! My name is Via Rose! Here’s some of my info
    Height: 5 foot
    Hair Color: Light Blonde
    Eye Color: Light Blue
    Weight: 90 Pounds
    Acting/Singing Experience: I have been in multiple plays and skits for my school, and other big local theaters. I have also had many singing gigs at local coffee shops, and had gotten in to the state honors choir. I have been in many talent shows for singing
    I hope you can consider me!

  8. Amanda Pacheco

    Hi, I’m Amanda Pacheco. I know you already have a cast but I would love to be an extra or maybe have a small part. I have been watching “Boy Meets World” since I was little and I love it! I love to act, I have been in plays at my school and also my best friend and I did little acts for our parents when we were younger and I just love it so much. I think this would be an amazing experience.
    let me tell you a little about myself.

    I’m 13
    I have brown eyes and brown hair
    I’m 5’3 or a little shorter
    I have braces!

    you probably won’t see this because of everyone else who has summited. But if you are reading this, that’s amazing and maybe you could give me a chance? thanks, Amanda

  9. Abbigale McCullough

    Hi I’m Abbigale McCullough and I’m fifteen years old. I have fair skin, red-blonde hair, and blue green eyes. I have a sweet, quirky, and sassy personality. I am a signed client to mtm. I can play younger or older.
    Abbigale McCullough
    Height: 5ft. Weight: 105lbs. Eyes: Blue-Green Hair: Red-Blonde

    Agent- Lauren Seibert

    T r a I n I n g
    Runway Marilyn Price John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Center
    Modeling Marilyn Price John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Center
    Acting Marilyn Price John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Center
    Kim Marks John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Center
    Make Up Valerie Milner John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Center

    S k I l l s
    Competitive Cheerleading, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Pom
    *The Dance Worlds Hip-Hop finalist*
    *The Dance Worlds Jazz contender*
    *The Dance Worlds Pom contender*

  10. Samantha Hernandez

    Hi I’m Samantha you can call me Sam. I’m interested in the part of Maya because I can relate to her. I do well in front of the camera and I have the drive to be on television then work up to movies. I also play volleyball and basketball.

  11. Olivia Kean

    Hi Disney Channel producers,directors, and casting directors!! I’m Olivia and I am 13 years old! This seems like a wonderful opportunity to be apart of what seems to be yet another, Disney Channel hit show! I do have acting experience. I go to acting classes every week at a place called Stage Right. I also do musical theater at a place called Apple Hill Playhouse during the summer. I have done kid friendly musicals such as Alice in Wonderland, The Enchanted Sleeping Beauty, etc. I have done many different roles(one time I played 3 roles in one musical)! My acting teacher tells me I have a big personality, which is a good quality to have as an actress. Sadly, I don’t have an agent. But hey, neither did Selena Gomez when she was on Barney. Her mom took her to that audition. & look where she is today!I have watched re-runs of Boy Meets World. Aside from acting, I also LOVE to sing. I’m in my schools chorus group and I have sung numerous solos at church. I am 5 foot 1 and I weigh 105 pounds. I have dark hair, dark eyes, and light skin. I would love to be able to get a shot at this. Every movie star, pop star, and Disney Channel star has to get their start somewhere, am I right? If you are interested in giving me a shot, feel free to email me. Thank you!!

    1. Olivia Kean

      Oops! Forgot to mention that I am Irish, German, English, etc. You could say I’m a little bit of everything. 🙂

  12. Brooklyn Claffey

    Hello, my name is Brooklyn. I am 13 years old and will be 14 in July. I played Scuttle in my school musical, and I am now multiple characters in the school’s play, Thurber Carnival. I am 5’3. I have long curly brown hair and green eyes. I have a mix of Riley and Maya’s personalities. I enjoy improving my skills and I hope that this audition will give me the opportunity to do so. I used to watch ‘Boy Meets World’ before school with my dad and I think it would be amazing to be able to do that again. Well except I’ll be on the screen this time, which will be a fantastic feeling.

    Thank you for your time,
    Brooklyn Claffey

  13. Haley

    Hi I’m Haley Jones. I know everything about “Boy meets world.” I really want to be on this show because this is my dream and I would be ever so greatful xD. I am witty and can take direction and deal with change easily. Thank you so much.
    I’m 5’55, African American, and have long black hair.

  14. Claudia Pilcher

    Hi my name is Claudia,
    I am 13 years old and I have blond hair and blue eyes. I love acting and singing and have been in all of my school plays, and this year I was the lead in “High School Election”. I was also in the gifted and talented chorus in my county, and I love to sing. I play soccer, lacrosse and basketball. Please contact me, I love singing and acting, and it has always been my dream to become a professional.

  15. Alexsandra K

    I am 16 years old and I have watched Boy Meets World ever since I was little. When I heard of Girl Meets World I was so incredibly excited. Working on this how would be an absolute dream come true. I have always wanted to act but was never given a chance. I think I would be great for a part of this show because of my knowledge of this show. I am so bubbly, enthusiastic very easy to get along with and funny but most importantly I’m very hard working. I take constructive criticism very well and I am determined in bettering myself. A role in this production would be an amazing opportunity. One to cherish and learn from. Thank you so much.

  16. zashel

    Hello, my name is Zashel and I wanted to be an actress ever since I was a little. It would mean a lot to me if I got the role of Riley. I’m 13, I can act, I have brown hair and brown eyes. Please contact me, it means a lot to me if I got this role.

  17. Lisa Penedo

    My name is Lisa and I am turning 14 in two weeks. My brothers inspired me to become an actress when I was really young and now that’s all I want to do. I want to be able to help my family with money and I think this is a good way yo do it. Please contact me as soon as you can.

    1. Lisa Penedo

      Just thought that you might want to know a bit about me. 🙂
      I have dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. I am 5’1 and I think that I could play either Maya or Riley. I can relate to both characters in a way.

  18. kushal jain

    I’m a 14 year old Indian boy and I love boy meets world.
    I would love to be an actor in the show girl meets world.
    Please contact me.

  19. celeste guadalupe hernandez

    I would love a chance to be on disney channel. It’s my dream, I want to work as an actor so I could take care of my sick mom.

  20. Anzhelika

    Hi there!
    My name is Anzhelika. I’m 14 years old and I live in Toronto. I’m so inspired by Disney projects because they motivate me to dream big and set an example to follow. I speak French and Russian fluently. Since I can remember I was always a part of something creative. I started singing when I was 5 and I was always involved in acting, dancing, fashion. I was a host of a TV show for kids for 4 years. I’ve had an experience of photo shoots.

    As I was growing up my favorite shows were “Hannah Montana” and “High School Musical.” At school I would put my music on and imagine myself in a musical. Now I’m ready to become part of the next Disney adventure and become a new star on my favorite channel!

  21. Aaliyah Bruce

    I Would Love To Act On This Show Contact Me So I Can Show What I Got…..

  22. Darian Holsapple

    Hi I’m Darian. I am 14 years old and a heck of a actor and singer. I have performed in many plays and also competed in beauty pageants. I am very outgoing, so if you give me a chance too show you what I got, I guaranty you won’t be disappointed.

  23. Kristen Lungstrum

    I’m an actor, and I would love to audition for these roles. I’m 16 years old, Caucasian, brunette with blue eyes, and around 5’2. Give me a chance and you won’t regret it.

  24. vonjae yancey

    I would like to try out for Riley or Maya because I think I have the talent.

  25. Trinity White

    HI, My name is Trinity im 14 years of age. I love to sing ,dance, act and model if I have to.;-) I’m a straight A student on honor role and also in Leadership, a few things about me:-)

    I’M 5’11
    14 years old
    African american
    GREAT personality
    Fun and out going
    Sports -none-
    Been in cheer when I was young
    Learning to play the gutiar…
    And I have an Agent

    Well thank you So Much for your time hope you give me a chance.

  26. jasmyn mercier

    hi, my name is Jasmyn Mercier, I am 13, I have long dark brown hair, and I want to be Maya because I can relate to her! I have hazel eyes and I really love acting! I would love to get the part. please give me a chance:)

  27. Blue Barnum

    Hello my name is Blue Barnum, I am 14 and male. I have short brown hair and I loved the show boy meets world. I watched it all the time with my sister. I have wanted to be an actor all of my life, and I would love to have this opportunity. I live in Murfreesboro TN

    Thank you for your time
    -Blue Barnum

  28. Tiffany bailey

    hi ! my name is Tiffany and I would like to play the character Maya. I would also accept the role of Riley. I love to sing and act and I am 12 years old with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. I really hope I can get the part, thank you for taking the time to read this, yours truly Tiffany.

  29. jade frawley

    hi, I am Jade, I’m 13 years old, next year I will be 14. I’m British and I would really like the role as Riley. I love acing so much. I also sing as well.. I have always wanted to be on TV ever since I was little so yeah basically I want this so badly and it would be a dream come true if I got the part …
    I have blue eyes and longish brown/blond hair,
    please give me a chance 🙂

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