It's been a bumper year for fans of Spanish teen drama Elite, with Netflix squeezing two seasons of the show into its calendar, the second of which will be available to stream this week.
Following in the footsteps of other teen sensations like Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, the series follows a group of students getting into serious trouble at prestigious educational institution Las Encinas.
The show has been unafraid to go to some dark places during its run so far, with season 6 expected to deal with the latest hard-hitting twist: the untimely death of yet another student.
Check out all your essential information on Elite season 6 below.
Elite season 6 release date
Elite season 6 is available to stream on Netflix from Friday 18th November, with all episodes dropping at once as a binge-watch launch.
It's an impressive turnaround from the service, given that Elite season 5 premiered just seven months ago – clearly, they're making up for time lost during the show's pandemic-induced hiatus.
The release date was announced in a steamy video released to Netflix's YouTube page, which sees the principal characters getting close in the Las Encinas shower room. Watch below:
Elite season 6 cast: Who is returning?
While most of founding members of the Elite cast have since moved on to other projects, there are a number of faces returning from previous seasons for this latest run. These include:
- Carla Díaz as Ari
- Manu Rios as Patrick
- Martina Cariddi as Mencía
- Diego Martín as Benjamín
- Valentina Zenere as Isadora
- André Lamoglia as Iván
- Carloto Cotta as Cruz
- Adam Nourou as Bilal
The show will also be adding a number of new characters in its sixth season, with the following names now confirmed to be joining the Elite family:
- Álvaro de Juana as Dídac
- Carmen Arrufat as Sara
- Ana Bokesa as Rocío
- Alex Pastrana as Raúl
- Ander Puig as Nico
- Nadia Al Saidi as Sonia
Following the dramatic events of Elite season 5, Itzan Escamilla will not be back as Samuel (aka Samu), while Claudia Salas (Rebeka aka Rebe), Georgina Amorós (Cayetana) and Pol Granch (Phillipe) are also absent from the cast list.
Longtime star Omar Ayuso is also not expected to appear this time around, but he will reportedly be reprising his role of Omar Shanaa in the upcoming season 7.
What could happen in Elite season 6?
The new episodes of Elite will pick up after the devastating events of season 5, which saw another student meet an untimely demise, so expect Las Encinas to be scrambling to restore their once-gleaming reputation.
Elite season 6 trailer
The trailer for Elite season 6 dropped in November 2022, mere weeks prior to the show's scheduled return to Netflix. Watch below: