The series centers around the life of a young teen girl, Riley Matthews, and her friends and family, particularly their school life, in which her father Cory is their history teacher.
Riley shares a strong relationship with her best friend Maya Hart, who assists her in learning to cope with the social and personal issues of adolescence. Several Boy Meets World cast members reprise their roles in the series.
The series follows their daughter, Riley Matthews, and her best friend, Maya Hart, as they navigate the challenges of life and school. In Novemberit was reported that Disney Channel was in the early stages of development of a follow-up series titled Girl Meets Worldwhich would center on Cory and Topanga's year-old daughter Riley. The original idea for the series was developed by Corey Marsh, an executive director at Disney Channelwho approached Michael Jacobs, co-creator of Boy Meets World produce a similar series for a new generation of children as executive producer and showrunner.
Auditions began in mid-November for the lead roles of Riley Matthews, the daughter of Cory and Topanga, Maya, a witty friend of Riley's who has a troubled past, and Elliot, Riley's older brother.