Ever since season 4 of hit Spanish teen series Elite arrived on Netflix, fans have been clamouring for more.


The good news is that fans don't need to wait much longer, as a release date for the fifth run has now been announced.

The last season saw the Las Encinas students forced to contend with four new classmates, while a new investigation formed the basis for much of the narrative after Polo's murder was wrapped up in the third run.

It all came to a head in a dramatic finale where the perpetrator is revealed, while we also learnt about yet another crime, with the lake once again the location of a cover-up.

It's not surprising that fans were so eager to find out what happens in the upcoming fifth season, with several loose threads yet to be tied up in the drama, including the unsolved mystery of the body in the lake and several romantic plotlines.

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Meanwhile, although two more original cast members departed during the recent run, Elite has done a good job of introducing more new characters to take over from the beloved fan favourites – bolstering excitement for the next season.

But when will the teen drama return to Netflix? Here's everything you need to know.

Elite season 5 release date

Elite season 5 is mere days away, as it is set to drop on Friday 8th April 2022.

That means we don't have to wait long to find out what's next for the students at Las Encinas.

Elite cast for season 5: Who is returning?

The cast of Elite (Netflix) Netflix

The two main cast members who might not return are Ander (Arón Piper) and Guzmán (Miguel Bernardeau) who set off on their travels at the end of season 4. However, these teens do love to send each other voice messages and make video calls, so we'll see whether they might make a cameo. Here is who from the Elite cast is set to return.

  • Itzan Escamilla as Samuel (aka Samu), a Las Encinas scholarship student and one of the last original cast members. Will his romance with Ari thrive now that Guzmán has left?
  • Omar Ayuso as Omar, also a Las Encinas scholarship student and another original cast member. His boyfriend Ander left at the end of season four and they agreed they could explore new relationships while they are apart.
  • Claudia Salas as Rebeka (aka Rebe), a student who knows where the body is concealed and will have to keep this secret.
  • Georgina Amorós as Cayetana, a janitor at Las Encinas who dreams of becoming a fashion designer.
  • Carla Díaz as Ari, the victim of the violent assault, she only just survived her first term at Las Encinas.
  • Manu Rios as Patrick, Ari's hot-headed twin will have to learn how to keep his emotions in check when he doesn't get what he wants.
  • Martina Cariddi as Mencía, the youngest sibling who will likely face ramifications for the blackmail that led to her sister nearly dying.
  • Diego Martín as Benjamín, Las Encinas principal and father to Mencía, Ari and Patrick.
  • Pol Granch as Phillipe, a prince from the principality of Triesen, who was once in a relationship with Cayetana.

Elite season 5 plot: What will happen next?

Two new cast members were announced in February! Argentinian actress Valentina Zenere will play Sofía and Brazilian actor André Lamoglia will play Gonzalo, and they will no doubt add to the drama.

Otherwise, the body at the bottom of the lake that is currently being held down by ropes and rocks will no doubt cause some issues. Details about Armando are light, other than that he was a Las Encinas pupil two decades ago and he has a lot of wealth and power. Someone is definitely going to come looking for him, and Rebe and Samu will have to keep their mouths shut.

No other show has quite this many hot and heavy entanglements, and while certain couples might seem more stable in the aftermath, something (or rather someone) will surely cause conflict. Love triangles thrive at this high school and the new students will probably cause some friction!

Elite season 5 trailer

There's both a trailer and a first look clip available for the show now. Watch both below.


Elite season 5 will be available on Netflix from 8th April 2022 and seasons 1-4 are available to watch now. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our guide to the best series on Netflix and best movies on Netflix, visit our TV Guide, or take a look at the rest of our Drama coverage.


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