Rider Strong on "Girl Meets World": "I have no official involvement"

Filmmaker Rider Strong attends the Shorts Program - Mix Tape during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2011, in New York. Michael Loccisano/Getty

Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are reprising their roles as Cory and Topanga on the upcoming "Boy Meets World" spinoff, "Girl Meets World," but it appears that Cory's best friend won't be dropping by -- at least, for now.

Rider Strong, who played Shawn Hunter on the popular series, took to his blog to weigh in on whether or not his character will be returning.

"At this point, I have no official involvement" Strong said of the Disney channel pilot, which will focus on Cory and Topanga's 13-year-old daughter, Riley.

He added that he is "extremely happy" that Savage and Fishel will be "able to continue the story."

But Strong didn't rule out the possibility of Shawn -- or other "Boy Meets World" characters -- making appearances on the new show.

"There might be a chance to see some of the 'BMW' cast in a guest spot, and I think it would be nice to find out where our characters have been all these years," he wrote.

"But 'Girl Meets World' will be, and I think it should be, its own show," he continued. "It's about Cory and Topanga, their daughter, and a new set of characters. It's the next generation. And I, for one, can't wait to see it evolve."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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