In the episode “The Doctor's Daughter”, the Doctor encounters a cloning like device and his daughter is generated. I was really upset to not have anything come about the Doctor's daughter after the show. I was expecting a spin-off series, or at least a plot-line where we get visitations from the Doctor's daughter. After the Doctor's daughter leaves to go gallivanting across the galaxy, what becomes of her? Does she appear in any more Doctor Who works? or say a spin-off series?

Do we know of any plans to include her in future segments? Since she sort-of regenerated I think its safe to say she's still alive. I'm just curious if she's ever been written in the universe or if she's one of those characters the writers forgot.

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    BTW, in case you didn't know, the actress that played Jenny, Georgia Moffet, is the daughter of Peter Davidson (the 5th Doctor), and is engaged to David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) - they also have a new daughter.
    – Tony Meyer
    Apr 26 '11 at 23:51
  • @Tony Meyer Wow, who would have thought!
    – JustinKaz
    Apr 27 '11 at 12:34
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    Well, they kept Doctor River Song in from the David Tennant Years (when she was professor) so why can't they bring back the doctor's daughter? it would be nice to see her and the doctor again.
    – user1864
    May 14 '11 at 9:00
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    @Josh River Song was introduced by Steven Moffat. He's the one who wrote the two-parter where we first saw Pr. Song. So it's more logical he kept her. He probably already had ideas about what he'd do with her. May 14 '11 at 14:24
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    @TonyMeyer That they did not name Susan.... might have really been too meta.
    – BMWurm
    Aug 26 '14 at 13:13

We probably won't see her again. As Russell T Davies didn't bring her back while he was still showrunner, it's incredibly unlikely that the current showrunner, Steven Moffat, will bring her back. Since Moffat took over, there was a sort of break between the two eras, with minimal characters or monsters of the week from the Davies era returning.

During a recent interview, Moffat was asked about Jenny, and gave a non-committal answer:

A return for the Doctor's daughter, Jenny?

"The door is open, it's entirely possible."

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    How sad, she was such a promising character!
    – JustinKaz
    Apr 26 '11 at 14:52
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    @DKuntz2: “Even in the Davies era we didn't really have a lot of recurring monsters” — he seemed to bring back those green farting ones a few more times than necessary. Aug 23 '11 at 21:01
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    Well, we also know the (first) Doctor has a granddaughter, so a story tying the two ladies together would be a worthwhile addition to the canon. Jan 6 '12 at 21:01
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    The Ninth Doctor made a few remarks that indicate that his children (however many he had) were all gone; e.g. in "The Empty Child" he says that he "used to be" a parent and a grandparent but isn't any longer.
    – KutuluMike
    Sep 20 '12 at 18:12
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    It's worth noting that Jenny coming back to life was Moffat's idea so I doubt he's opposed to her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doctor's_Daughter#Writing Sep 20 '12 at 21:28

Recently there have been some more reveals about this, as quoted in this Radio Times article.

Peter Capaldi, the incumbent Twelfth Doctor, said:

The Doctor never forgets about anyone, but there are a lot people - a lot of time and space - and he hasn't got time to deal with everyone at every moment of the day. No, he hasn't forgotten about her.

But Steven Moffat revealed that RTD intended her to crash and die off-screen shortly after the end of the episode "The Doctor's Daughter":

I've got Russell T Davies' answer. Apparently it was me that kept her alive, because I said – when I heard about the idea – 'Oh don't kill her at the end, that's the Star Trek thing to do.' So he kept her alive just because I said that. And I wrote to him after and said, 'well I didn't know that I did that,' and he said, 'oh it doesn't matter, Steven, she flew straight into a moon!'

So according to the then-showrunner, she's out of it (barring some kind of miracle involving her crashing into a moon and surviving). But it's not clear whether or not this is canon, since it never actually happened on-screen. Given Doctor Who's tendency to play fast and loose with the laws of canon and continuity, it's entirely possible that she could return to the show at some point in the future. Here's hoping!

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