As they plan the Boy Meets World spinoff’s Girl Meets World full season, Disney Channel has decided to drop Cory and Topanga’s older son from the show.
The role of Elliot was to be played by Teo Halm (above left) who appears to have shot a few episodes but was then dropped, the actor revealed this weekend:
@TeoHalm Teo, you are an incredible talent and I adore you. You may still call me "mom." :)
— Danielle Fishel (@daniellefishel) October 6, 2013
As you can see in the thread above, co-star Danielle Fishel (Topanga) voiced her support for the young actor who was to play her and Cory’s son.
The character was described as being dedicated “toward using Riley as his wrestling practice dummy” and a “good-hearted teenager who may have inherited the ‘Eric Matthews Algernon’ gene, so his parents worry he might lose intelligence as time goes on, much like his uncle did.”
The duo’s daughter Riley, who the show centers upon, will now have just a younger brother played by August Maturo. Riley is played by Rowan Blanchard (pictured above right)
Disney Channel is currently shooting a full season of Girl Meets World and plans to premiere the show in early 2014.
It is typical for a show to drop a character when going from pilot development to full season development, but the news is surely sad for the actor who thought he was about to be a part of a big new television show.