Good news, Elite lovers: it looks like Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona’s soapy teen drama is not ending any time soon. On Feb. 25, Netflix renewed Elite for Season 5, months ahead of its Season 4 premiere. “I need Elite to be Netflix’s Grey’s Anatomy. I’d love it to continue for many seasons,” Montero advised the Spanish-language site BUMPER. “I am clear that I do not want it to end.”

Per Entertainment Weekly, Elite Season 5 will conclude the school year that starts in Season 4, which introduces a host of new senior pupils. “I’m rather proud of the new year,” Montero explained. “It was a challenging thing to do because we’ve lost in the way many significant characters, but I believe I’m in love with all the new ones. I believe we have a very powerful cast and I hope the audience will fall in love as much as I have.”

Though the series opened with Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), Nadia (Mina El Hammani), and Christian (Miguel Herrán) three working-class teens who obtained scholarships to attend the prestigious faculty Las Encinas — that the series quickly grew to follow the lives of several other students on campus. Everybody has a secret at Las Encinas, and what started as a typical fish-out-of-water story quickly frees up to plot lines about gender, drug dealing, and murder.

Although Montero told Entertainment Weekly that fan-favorite characters like Lu, Carla, Polo, and Valerio are no longer around, he believes Seasons 4 and 5 still”keep the DNA of this show” alive. With a handful of new characters being introduced, their goal going forward is to explore how this”new powerful team” together with the previous pupils we’ve come to know and adore.

Here’s what we know thus far about the fifth season.

Elite Season 5 Premiere Date

Per BLUPER, filming for Season 5 started in February in Madrid. The show takes about a year between seasons, so there’s a good chance we could see Season 5 a time around February 2022 if this trend persists.

Elite Season 5 Cast

As Season 5 will wrap around the school season, we could likely expect the new characters from Season 4 to reunite barring some of them being killed, that’s. Some newcomers incorporate the wealthy Blanco kids Ari (Carla Díaz), Patrick (Manu Ríos), and Mencía (Martina Cariddi) who are the children of the new school director. And then there’s Prince Phillippe von Triesenberg (Pol Grinch), who ends up falling for Cayetana (Georgina Amorós).

Season 5 will even introduce two characters played by Argentinian actor Valentina Zenere and Brazilian celebrity André Lamoglia.

Elite Season 5 Trailer

While there has not been a trailer released yet, there are a few Elite shorts that buffs can test out. These short stories will likely bridge the gap between seasons and feature characters like Guzman, Nadia, Omar, and Ander.

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