The character of Elliott Matthews was to be played by Teo Halm. The character would have been the older brother of Riley Matthews, which is who the show focuses on. The news of the character being cut came from Halm, who posted about it on Twitter. Danielle Fishel, who plays Topanga, voiced her support for Halm with a Tweet saying that he is “an incredible talent” and that he could still call her “mom,” reports the Huffington Post.
Elliot Matthews was going to be a character similar to Eric Matthews from Boy Meets World. The big difference is that Elliot was supposed to frequently use Riley as a dummy for wrestling moves. Now Riley will only have a younger brother. Disney is currently filming the first season of the show, which is expected to air early in 2014, reports Hypable.com.