‘Girl Meets World’ Creator Michael Jacobs on Morgan’s Return, Catering to the ‘Boy Meets World’ Audience and More

Girl Meets World may be on a brief hiatus, but that doesn’t mean the show’s creator Michael Jacobs is taking any time off.

The hit Disney Channel continuation of Boy Meets World is halfway through its second season and has seen the return of beloved BMW characters Angela (Trina McGee), Mr. Turner (Anthony Tyler Quinn), and most recently Jack (Matthew Lawrence), to name a few. Fans that grew up with the original series tune in to keep up with their favorite old characters (more of which are still coming back), while new fans tune in because they can’t get enough of their favorite new characters.

Michael Jacobs took some time to talk to KSiteTV about all of the above, including how the writers cater to the BMW crowd, what the plan is for Morgan’s return and, of course, Riley and Lucas’ future:

On appealing to Boy Meets World audiences in Girl Meets World

“It is intentional. This is a continuation of a particular story, but it’s in a different world. The original series was in the 90’s and you would think that this was an extraordinarily advanced time, technologically, but it wasn’t. There were no cell phones yet. You would think that this minor difference shouldn’t make for a different growing up experience, but it has colored everything, because the access that kids have to what let’s call the three main screens – the screen in their pocket, the television screen, and the movie screen – and that inclusive of the screen in their pocket is their computer screen – these are the screens that I think the kids are looking at technologically that are different. The content on them is different. What they have access to is different.”

On Riley’s Aunt Morgan showing up this season

“You will see Morgan. And now, the second question, without you even asking: If I could, I would cut the camera like they were the Olsen twins, and you’d see Lily, and then you’d see Lindsay. Then you’d see Lily, and then you’d see Lindsay. And I wouldn’t say a word about it. We’re going to have to make a decision. We’re going to have to make that decision based on the reality of the current situation of the the two people today, and I will just tell you: You will see Morgan, and you will see her this season.”

On what’s ahead for Riley and Lucas

“There is something that’s happening between our two girls and our Lucas character.

Our first year was about friendship. Thematically, we were completely about friendship. Our second year was about growth. Well, if there is a third season — I’d like to believe there’s going to be — I think it’s going to be about feelings, and I think what happens when the tsunami of feelings hits — girls or guys who are leaving middle school for high school, taught extraordinarily and capably by Cory Matthews and the other teachers — can what they’ve learned be any match for the perfectly normal and wonderful feelings that invade the lives of people that are beginning high school and the next leg of their journey toward adulthood?

We think that’s going to be magnificent exploration, and I will tell you that the rest of Season 2 begins to go down that road, that anything you believe that’s going on, you’ll be wrong. We’re heading to something that we think is very fresh, very new, but it’s the endgame, and it’s going to take a long time for this story to play out. So what I would say is [that] everybody should sit back and really enjoy what I think is going to be an honest ride.”

If you want to read the rest of what Jacobs dished about the show, head on over to KSiteTV for the full interview!

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