Is Girl Meets World over for good? This seems to be the question everyone still has ever since Disney Channel decided not to renew the beloved series after three seasons. The network canceled the show back in January and since then, the series finale, Girl Meets Goodbye has aired, leaving fans to wonder if another network possibly picked it up and what it's fate actually is, especially since a new story has started circulating with a headline confirming that season four is happening. Let's break down the facts:
Michael Jacobs, the creator of GMW and it's predecessor, Boy Meets World, has gone on since the show ended to confirm he is working hard to shop around the series to other networks. This is all thanks to the fact that the GMW fans have really put in a ton of effort to keep the show alive and he wasn't ready for it to be over yet either. Clearly there's a strong and loyal fanbase and that hasn't gone unnoticed.
"For anyone in show business, if you ask them why they’re doing something and they say they’re doing it for themselves, they won’t sustain long. Those that answer 'We’re doing it for the audience' and mean it, they sustain. Networks want to do something to gather an audience. The fact that there is an audience who’s been so loyal says a lot," Michael explained in an interview with TVLine. "I don’t think [the show] should have been canceled. We signed to do four seasons. I thought we would be able to tell stories through four seasons. That’s the way we set it up. It was going to be a remarkable final year. But I understand, things end," he additionally said to The Wrap.
But these interviews were both done in mid-January, right after the cancellation was announced. Since then, there haven't been any concrete updates. Michael has always been open with fans via the official GMWWriters Twitter account, and the last tweet on there is from when the finale episode aired.
Tonight: Goodbye. The first show, love. This show, friendship. As you meet the world, these will get you through.— Girl Meets Writers (@GMWWriters) January 20, 2017
Tonight: Goodbye. The first show, love. This show, friendship. As you meet the world, these will get you through.
Ultimately there isn't any new information on the fate of the show, except for the fact that Netflix has reportedly passed on reviving the series. So any stories out there claiming a season four is for sure happening are simply not true. Michael would be the first to let the cast and the fans know if there has been any major status change.
As for the cast, they've all been super busy since GMW ended. Rowan Blanchard is set to appear on the ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs, and she's completed filming two upcoming movies – the 2017 adventure film A World Away and Disney's 2018 live-action adaption of the book A Wrinkle In Time. Corey Fogelmanis has since starred in the stage production, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead and filmed a television movie, #SquadGoals, where his former co-star Sabrina Carpenter visited him on set. Sabrina on the other hand has been solely focused on her music career, heading out on tour in support of her sophomore album, EVOLution. Peyton Meyer has been taking some time to relax, sharing pics on his various social media accounts of himself having a grand old time on trips with friends everywhere from the beaches of Mexico to snowboarding in the mountains of California.
It will be interesting to see what will happen in the show does get picked up, since the cast all seems to each have a ton going on. But they are the best of friends IRL so we're sure they would love to get the chance to work together again and properly finish telling the stories of these characters everyone feels so passionate about.