Andor’s tenth episode, “No Way Out,” was a huge hit with Star Wars fans, and everyone is eager to know the fate of Andy Serkis’ Kino Loy. Warning: Spoilers ahead! Kino decided to team up with Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and lead a jailbreak after finding out they would never be released. While Cassian was able to escape Narkina 5, Kino was left behind because he couldn’t swim. While Kino’s arc didn’t end in a positive spot, he didn’t die onscreen, meaning there’s always a chance he could return. Andoro Director Toby Haynes recently had a conversation with Weekly entertainmentand teased that there’s always a chance Serkis could come back.
“Oh my god, I wish I knew,” Haynes laughed when asked about Kino’s fate. “As of now I’m a fan, so whether he comes back this season or not, I don’t know.” He added: “I think it’s open there with what’s happening with his storyline. He certainly wasn’t killed. So we know so much. And that’s the interesting thing about it.” [creator Tony Gilroy’s] to write. If you’re not dead, who knows what will happen to your character. So [his return] can happen.”
Haynes added of the shocking “I can’t swim” moment: “It was a surprise for all of us. I had to start working on [episodes] 8 and 9 without seeing the end of episode 10 so I didn’t realize he couldn’t swim until then. So it was a real shock when I read that script.” He continued, “The way Andy played it, we did it where he’s a little angry and it’s emotional that he’s like, ‘I can’t swim! I can not swim!’ But then suddenly he played it in this serene way where he smiled and said, ‘I’ve done all this and I can’t really get out, I can’t swim. Here we say goodbye.’ I thought that was definitely inspired and it was great working with Andy, he was just throwing ideas in there and you wouldn’t know until he actually did it. And so it was a bit exciting.”
Does Andy Serkis want to return to Star Wars?
During an interview with ColliderSerkis talked about returning to Andoro to direct and handle the possible return of Kino Loy.
“Oh wow, I hadn’t thought of that,” Serkis said of the opportunity to direct in Season 2. “I mean, the point is, yeah, that would be great. I don’t know what the future holds for Kino Loy. Who knows? He might be stuck on that ship, or whatever, I don’t know. But let’s see. I haven’t had any discussions yet. But I don’t know, we’ll have to see what everyone thinks about it and the outcome. Look, even if Kino Loy doesn’t go any further, the short answer to your question is yes, that would be exciting to do, to be a part of the other side of it, on the other side of the camera in front of this world would be great.”
The tenth episode of Andoro is now streaming on Disney+.