Netflix's Elite will return once again for Season 5. Created by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona, the Spanish thriller teen drama follows the lives of students studying in Las Encinas, an elite secondary school in Spain. The show progresses through unexpected events that test the lives of the students and their relationships with one another, and it tackles themes of class difference, prejudice, and sexuality.
Each season of Elite introduces a new mystery, and it usually begins with a glimpse of the incident that builds the underlying narrative of the series. Since its premiere on October 5, 2018, the teen drama was praised for its flash-forward narrative style,entertainment value, and the mix of scandal and mystery that fans of Riverdale would be familiar with. Over the last four seasons, Elite has become one of the most popular teen dramas in Netflix's history.
Elite Season 4, released in June 2021, left some questions for the fate of a few main characters, and now, fans are wondering about the future of the Las Encinas students.
Here's everything you need to know about Elite Season 5, including release date, plot details, trailer, and news released so far.
Elite Season 5 Release Date: Will it be released in April 2022?
Update: Elite Season 5 is now available to stream on Netflix. All 8 new episodes were released together, so you can now binge-watch the show this weekend.
The fourth season of Elite was released in its entirety on June 18, 2021, on Netflix. Season 4 comprises 8 episodes with each having a runtime of 41 to 59 minutes each.
Netflix already announced the renewal of Elite for Season 5 on February 25, 2021, which wasn't surprising as there were speculations about the fifth season of the popular show being confirmed prior to the official announcement. Production for Season 5 started in February 2021 and concluded in June 2021, and it's likely that its post-production stage is close to complete.
We can expect it to follow the same 8-episode structure of the previous seasons of the teen drama. It's likely that the release schedule of the show was affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other reasons.
On March 14, the official social media accounts of Elite has revealed that Elite Season 5 will be released on April 8, 2022. You can also see that the show is in the streamer's list of new TV shows and movies coming in April 2022.
Elite Season 5 Plot: What will the mystery be about?
The Season 4 finale revealed the mystery behind Ari's incident, as it showed Armando injuring Ari severely. At the New Year's Eve party, Armando approaches Mencia for sexual advances, but Ari and Rebe notice them at the dock, and they help Mencia escape him. Ari, who was drunk, tells Armando that she will expose him in front of her father. Armando injures Ari, whose cries for help are silenced by the erupting fireworks to celebrate the New Year.
Guzman returns to the dock to meet Ari, and he sees that she's injured, then chases Armando in the boathouse. Guzman kills Armando with a flare gun. Rebe and Samu help him throw the dead body into the lake.
Elite Season 5 will likely begin with the aftermath of Armando's death. Ander and Guzman goes to a trip together, so they're away from school. This could open up an opportunity for Samu to work on his relationship with Ari. With Armando gone, Mencia will likely have a more peaceful life, but she might be faced with a new conflict.
Season 4 didn't leave many loose threads, but Season 5 will likely see the story develop the relationships of returning characters while introducing new students. Just like previous seasons, the fifth season will likely begin with a mysterious incident, but at this point, aren't the students tired of cracking mysteries?
Elite Season 5 Cast: Who's returning and who are the newcomers?
The cast of Elite Season 5 will see a major overhaul, with multiple additions and departures. The returning cast includes: Itzan Escamilla as Samuel, Claudira Salas as Rebeka, Omar Ayuso as Omar, Georgina Amoros as Cayetana, Martina Cariddi as Mencia, Carla Diaz as Ari, Manu Rios as Patrick, Diego Martin as Benjamin, and Pol Granch as Phillipe.
Only a few members of the original cast remain. The fifth season will see the departures of Aron Piper (Ander Muñoz), Miguel Bernardeau (Guzmán), and Mina El Hammani (Nadia), who were all part of Season 1's cast. Andrés Velencoso (Armando) has also departed the series ahead of Season 5.
As for newcomers: Valentina Zenere as Sofia, Adam Nourou as Eric, André Lamoglia as Gonzalo, and Isabel Garrido in an undisclosed role.
In addition, Netflix also announced more actors joining Elite Season 6 ahead of Season 5 premiere, including Álvaro de Juana, Carmen Arrufat Blasco, Ana Bokesa, Alex Pastrana and Ander Puig.
Elite Season 5 Trailer: Has Netflix released a teaser or trailer for the new season yet?
Netflix has released a teaser along with the announcement of Elite Season 5's release date, and it features the cast of the new season:
On March 30, Netflix released the full trailer for Elite Season 5, which teases more rebellion, desire, excess, and redemption. You can watch the new trailer below:
You can watch also watch the new footage from Elite Season 5 in Netflix's new video for April 2022 titles below:
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