Michael Jacobs and his son Joshua were interviewed by “Written By” magazine! It is a wonderful interview. I really enjoyed reading it. They both talk about writing Girl Meets Commonism the episode in Season 2. The idea for the episode was actually Josh’s idea and he came up with it from personal experience which led to him and Michael writing it together. Go here to read the interview it is a great read! The interview starts on Page 26 and goes until Page 31.
Click here to read Micheal and Josh’s Intervew
According to Variety.com before the final episode airs on Friday Jan 20th there will be a special video message from Michael, Ben, Rowan, and Sabrina. It’s basically a farewell message. You can watch a sneak peek below. Here is a quote from Variety’s article that explains what the message will consist of.
Before the final episode of “Girl Meets World” airs on Friday, stars Rowan Blanchard (Riley Matthews), Ben Savage (Cory Matthews) and Sabrina Carpenter (Maya Hart) and creator Michael Jacobs have a special message for followers of the “Boy Meets World” story.
In this exclusive featurette, which you can watch above, the team shares what the series has meant to them and discusses the important messages the series tackles. The cast has become a real family over the years, Carpenter says, and the bonds will last beyond the finale.
In case you all missed it Michael Jacobs (the creator of the show) is in talks to save Girl Meets World. He sat down in an interview with The Wrap and confirmed the fan efforts are working and that other platforms are taking notice of the love the fans have for this show. He says the show outgrew Disney Channel and definitely wants more seasons. One of the things that we thought was very interesting was that he talked if the show does get picked up how he might do a time jump instead of doing a continuation off of season 3. With all of that being said we cannot give up on our campaign efforts to save the show. Head on over to the campaign website to check out all the campaign events that you can get in on. The link to the site is:
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“We were pushing down all kinds of walls at Disney, I don’t think they expected or had really ever seen — we would have kept going. We simply outgrew that venue (Disney Channel) That’s why I perceive there might be interest somewhere else, because of the types of stories we could tell.”
On if the storyline’s would continue right into season 4:
“Would you still approach it as the last season?
No. I don’t think there’s anybody out there that wants to buy the last seaosn of anything. If you look at TV shows that have left one network and gone to another, you realize that there’s another venue that looks at something and says this is a mistake that this is done, let’s continue it.”
“I don’t know that we’re doing Season 4 at all, I think we may be doing Season 6. We need to take a look at what surprises — I think the audience would be so shocked and surprise and they would hold in wonderment, if we skipped two years or three years anyway. “
Several articles just came out where Michael Jacobs talks about Girl Meets Word possibly continuing on other platforms. He says there has been interest due to the fan reaction. He also talks about how they were supposed to have 4 seasons of the show on Disney per contact but that Disney didn’t follow through with it. We have quoted some of the articles below. He also says everyone in the cast would be on board for it to continue. Check out his interview with The Wrap:
Source and interview link: http://www.thewrap.com/girl-meets-world-showrunner-on-shows-future-there-are-interested-platforms/
“We are certainly having discussions, there are some interested platforms,” he said. “I don’t think ‘Girl 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.”
The fan support was immediate with campaigns targeted at places like Netflix and Hulu. Does that help?
I think there’s no question that the fan reaction to this is noticed. I think what is astounding is the places the fans have picked out for us are incredibly astute. I think in terms of not only what the show is, and what they want it to become, they have picked out those places accordingly. I should say the reason “Girl Meets World” — People always ask me, ‘Why did you go to Disney Channel?’ The original was on ABC. You dance with who brung ya. Disney Channel asked if we were interested in continuing the story. We put it there because that’s where the invitation came from. I think they were excited about seeing what happened to these characters. Within the parameters of the people that invited us, we created an executed a show for that audience. When it was announced, the old “Boy Meets World” fanbase was very excited about coming to this. The immediate realization was that we would not be able to do the exact same tonality we had originally done. And we knew that that might be off-putting to expectations.
However… Whether it was Cory Matthews or Riley Matthews, nothing’s changed as to how a young person grows up. But let me say that, the difference between “Boy Meets World” and “Girl Meets World,” if you examine the first three seasons of the two shows, what we attacked in those first 3 seasons are at least comparable in severity of stories to “Boy” and had we been allowed to continue — we were pushing down all kinds of walls at Disney, I don’t think they expected or had really ever seen — we would have kept going. But it becomes problematic because I think the mandate of that network is younger kids. If you examine what happened, it’s OK, no harm, no foul, we simply outgrew that venue. That’s why I perceive there might be interest somewhere else, because of the types of stories we could tell.
I’m not intimating or suggesting we would go absolutely crazy with license to tell extreme and severe stories. I would, however, love to continue the reality of what happens to these characters as they grow up in this world.
“There are talks underway, but we’re at the very very beginning stages,” series creator Michael Jacobs tells TVLine. “And I can tell you it’s because of the audience’s reaction to the cancellation that there is interest in other places. 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.”
Congratulations to the cast, crew and writer on their nomination for a Writers Guild Award. This is the third time in a row that they have been nominated for this award! This is just another reason Disney should keep this show going.
Source: Michael’s Twitter
Thank you to tumblr fan analyticalinsights for putting all this together on their blog. If you’d like to read the Twitter Q and A you can read all of it below. The answers are in bold!
1. Will Cory and Topanga ever have another baby?
A: No, we like these two.
2. Will we ever see more of eric? What about Jack? Angela? I want to see more of the BMW cast!
A: As our cast grows, we are concentrating on them
3. A lot of people think Riley is helping Maya, but I think she’s tearing apart her growth. Riley can be wrong, right?
A: Riley and Maya are the best things that ever happened to each other. In the end that is what our show is about.
4. Is the parallel between Corpanga’s first “I love you” and Riarkle’s first “I love you” important?
5. Farkle is always there for Riley when she needs him. Will there b a future scene moment where Riley is there 4Farkle?
6. Are we going to get another Rucas kiss soon?
A: Could be
7: I have so many questions but first, I wanted to say that I love this show and you are doing a great job!
A: thank you
8. When is the next joshaya moment?
A: Ski Lodge 1 and 2. Especially 2.
9. Please answer. Was there really an campfire kiss like in the photo. will lucaya ever kiss?
A: We shot the scene two ways. We felt the other was better for where the story was going.
10. Does costuming matter? The parallels between outfits are not merely coincidences? Right?
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Photo Credit: Ben’s Instagram
Michael we hope you have a fantastic birthday! Thank you so much for creating to wonderful shows and many others for us to watch! You and the writers do such a fantastic job with Girl Meets World. We can’t wait to see what new and fun things you guys have in store for us viewers.
Michael will be doing a twitter Q and A on Friday July 1st at 3PM EST/12PM PST. Make sure you tweet him your questions!
Source: @GMWWriters Twitter