Following up on the "Boy Meets World" spin-off casting news that came earlier this week, EW has announced another key player.
"Girl Meets World" will star Rowan Blanchard as Riley, Cory and Topanga's daughter. Additionally, we've just learned that 13-year-old singer Sabrina Carpenter will play Riley's best friend, Maya Fox, who is essentially filling the Shawn Hunter role in the sequel series.
Carpenter is a Pennsylvania native signed to Hollywood Records, and has previously been associated with Disney through her music. Her first single, "Smile," was on the Disney Fairies soundtrack albums and charted on Radio Disney.
EW reports that despite Carpenter's obvious talents -- check out her video below -- there are no plans to make Maya a singer.
Where Riley is an optimistic, hopeful child, Maya is a little darker and her family situation isn't ideal, just like Shawn's home life was difficult. Maya is described as having »
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