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Elite season 4 release date: What time is the Netflix series out? Cast, trailer, and latest news

Here's everything we know about the future of Netflix's hit Spanish drama.

Elite
Published: Friday, 18th June 2021 at 4:00 am

It may nearly be the summer holiday for many - but today is the first day back in class for the characters of Elite.

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Season four of the hit Spanish teen drama returns Netflix today (18th June), and sees a new school director, his three unruly children and even a European prince shake things up for the students of Las Encinas.

It looks to be a tumultuous school year for the wealthy classmates we've come to know and love, with many members of the Elite cast leaving after their characters graduated in season three.

However, we've already had a peek at what the returning students have been up to between seasons 3 and 4, thanks to a series of short films released on the streaming service as part of #EliteWeek.

We've caught up with the likes of Guzman, Caye, Rebe and Nadia and more in the shorts that were released throughout the week, and it certainly sounds like they've had an eventful summer that sets up big things to come in season four.

All that's left is to binge the eight new episodes - read on for everything you need to know about Elite season four on Netflix.

Elite season 4 release date

Elite season 4 was released on Netflix on Friday 18th June 2021 and is available to stream now. The new season is preceded by a series of 10-minute short films about each of the main characters, billed as Elite: Short Stories.

On 22nd May 2020, Netflix officially announced the fourth season of Elite with this video:

Season three arrived on Netflix on 13th March 2020, and in May the cast revealed that they’d just received the scripts for season four – telling fans “they look so good” and “I wish I could see your faces when you watch it”.

If you need a refresher on the events of season three, make sure to read our Elite recap before you watch season four.

Elite season 4 trailer

A full trailer for Elite season four was released by Netflix on 20th May 2021, roughly one month ahead of the show’s return date.

Previously, the streaming service had unveiled a teaser trailer announcing the season four premiere date back in Monday 12th April 2021, giving our first look at the show’s triumphant return.

If you’re intrigued by the bonus Elite: Short Stories, which take place between the events of seasons three and four, check out this teaser:

Elite season 4 cast

With many of the characters graduating from high school at the end of season three, it has been revealed that the season four Elite cast will mostly focus on a fresh intake of Las Encinas students, similar to the generational nature of fellow teen show Skins.

Four new faces have been revealed as joining the cast – Carla Diaz will play Ari Blanco Commerford, Manu Ríos as Patrick Blanco Commerford, Martina Cariddi as Mencía Blanco Commerford and Pol Granch as Phillipe Florian Von Triesenberg.

The three Cummerford characters will be siblings and the children of the school’s new director, while Phillippe will be a new student and prince who is heir to the throne of a Central European principality.

First-look images of the new characters were shared on Elite’s official Twitter page.

However, half of the previous Elite cast are returing for season four, with key cast members Georgina Amorós (who plays Cayetana), Itzan Escamilla (Samuel), Claudia Salas (Rebeca), Miguel Bernardeau (Guzmán), Arón Piper (Ander), Omar Ayuso (who plays Omar) all returning for the new episodes.

It has since been revealed that Mina El Hammani (Nadia) will still appear in season 4 also – just not as a main character – though Ester Expósito (Carla), Danna Paola (Lu), Álvaro Rico (Polo), and Jorge López (Valerio) will all be leaving the hit Spanish show.

Elite season four plot

Those looking for an insight into the Elite season four plot should consult the recent crop of Elite: Short Stories that dropped on Netflix ahead of the show’s return.

Fans have shown particular interest in the story between Nadia and Guzman, whose relationship was put at risk when Nadia decided to move to New York City at the end of season three.

Fortunately, it is revealed that they are attempting to continue a long-distance romance, but Nadia is reluctant to see Guzman when she returns home for her sister’s wedding.

The two eventually go on a date which is fraught with complicated feelings and the special ends on a note that leaves the future of their relationship ambiguous – they’re going to give it a go, but Nadia seems keen to keep some space to branch out on her own.

Season four sees these returning characters crossing paths with a new set of students at Las Encinas, while a powerful businessman becomes the new director of Las Encinas and a European Royal enrolls at the school.

Is there going to be a 5th season of Elite on Netflix?

Yes! Elite was renewed for season five in February 2021, with filming getting underway in Spain that very month.

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Season four of Elite is streaming on Netflix now - if you've already completed the latest instalment, you can read our Elite season 4 ending explainer. Check out our lists of the best series on Netflix and best movies on Netflix, or visit our TV Guide for something else to watch. Visit our Drama hub for all the latest news.

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