‘Girl Meets World’: Will Rider Strong Be Back for ‘Boy Meets World’ Sequel? Plus, Where is the Cast Now? (GALLERY)

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Now that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel — a.k.a. Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence — have officially signed on for Disney’s Boy Meets World sequel, Girl Meets World, many nostalgic fans want to know whether Cory’s BFF Shawn Hunter will appear in the television series as well.

While there’s been speculation over which characters will return, Rider Strong, who played Shawn from 1993 to 2000, has finally broken his silence on whether not he’ll be involved in the ambitious project.

In a lengthy statement on his website, Strong reveals he currently has “no official involvement” in the highly-anticipated Disney Channel spin-off series. But don’t fret Boy Meets World fans: He’s not swearing off Shawn Hunter for good.

“I am extremely happy for Ben and Danielle to be able to continue the story,” he wrote. “At this point, I have no official involvement in Girl Meets World. 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.”

Boy Meets World was a defining aspect of my life, and I cherish those seven years,” he added. “It was never just a job — on a personal level, many of my best memories and friendships were formed because of it.”

However, when it comes to Girl Meets World, Strong can’t wait to see the beloved ’90s series “evolve” for the new generation.

“But Girl Meets World will be, and I think it should be, its own show,” he wrote. It will be about Cory and Topanga, their daughter, and a new set of characters.”

But what has the cast of Boy Meets World been up to since the sitcom’s seven-season run ended in 2000? Check out the gallery above to find out!