The fourth season of Netflix's Elite was announced by the cast and crew on May 22, 2020, when they revealed via Twitter that they had received their scripts. This reveal was against rumours that there would be a completely new cast for season four. It was released worldwide on June 18, 2021.
Season 4 picks up with a new school year at Las Encinas, as well as a new director (Diego Martin): one of the most powerful businessmen in Europe, ready to bring the Las Encinas institution, which, according to him, has been running amok in the past few years, back on track. He brings his three children with him (Carla Díaz, Martina Cariddi, Manu Rios): three teenagers too used to always get their own way, and to have what they want when they want, no matter who falls, and who will jeopardize the union and strong friendship of the students who have stayed at the school.
| "The New Order"
|A stern principal and three new students begin at Las Encinas. Omar and Samuel must prove themselves academically while their friends try to help.|
| "Five Seconds"
|Prince Phillipe's arrival at the school prompts strict security measures and controversy. Samuel and Omar's towel party leads to new romantic hookups.|
| "When Lies Dance with Temptation"
|When Prince Phillippe hosts his famous Le Bal party, betrayals ensue. The jealousy between Guzmán and Samuel intensifies. Patrick sparks friction.|
| "I'm a..."
|Rebe is confused and hurt by Mencía's mysterious behavior. Much to Ari's chagrin, Benjamín suggests Samuel join the debate team.|
|Ari and Samuel face off in an important and public debate. After speaking with Ander, Omar struggles with the emotional fallout.|
| "I Love You All Wrong"
|Phillippe worries that his friends are using him for Ambar Lucid performance tickets. Rebe warns Mencía she feels skeptical about Armando's assistance.|
| "Before I Go (Part I)"
|Samuel tells Ari to make her choice while Guzmán plans a romantic date. Cayetana is stunned by a realization. Mencía is backed into a corner.|
| "Before I Go (Part II)"
|The details of Ari's attack are revealed but the Las Encinas students prove yet again there is always more than meets the eye.|
Álvaro Rico, Danna Paola, Ester Expósito, Jorge López and Mina El Hammani revealed that they would not be appearing in the fourth instalment of the series. El Hammani was however, in the first three episodes of Season 4, albeit still credited as a series regular.
Filming started on August 3, 2020, but suspended the day after, when they found out a case of COVID-19 among the cast and crew.  Filming resumed the following week after the positive COVID-19 case was reported as fake.
- Whilst the fourth season of Elite was not officially renewed by Netflix, fans were made aware of the fourth season through the official twitter account wherein the cast revealed that they had received their scripts.
- Carlos Montero, Diego Betancor and Jaime Vaca are the executive producers.
- On December 22, 2020, the Elite Instagram page announced that they finished filming the season and shared some behind the scene pictures.
|“||💌 It's been a challenging year for everyone. That’s why we are so proud of wrapping up filming for Season 4 and wanted to share with you some of the happy memories we made along the way on set...||”|
|— Instagram Message|
- Omar Ayuso's Omar, Arón Piper's Ander and Manu Rios's Patrick are in a polyamourous relationship this season.
- This is the first season to feature a girl to girl relationship, Mencia and Rebe.
- On February 25, 2021, it was revealed that the series had been renewed for a fifth season. This announcement came before the fourth season was ever released.
- This is the last season to feature Miguel Bernardeau, Arón Piper and Mina El Hammani onscreen.
- The release date was announced on April 12, 2021.
- The official trailer dropped on May 20, 2021.
- The series premieres on the same day of 2021 LGTBQI Pride (2021 Pride Toronto).
- This is the first season not to show the Inspector as the detective of the mystery. It's also the first season to not show Azucena as Las Encinas principal.
- Date Announcement
- ‘Elite’: Netflix Sets Season 4 Premiere Date For Spanish YA Drama Series
- Mira las primeras imágenes de la 4ª temporada de 'Elite'
- Élite': Primeras imágenes de la cuarta temporada
- Élite Netflix Último día en el set
- Cast Announcement Twitter
- Cast Announcement Instagram
- “ÉLITE” SUSPENDE EL RODAJE DE SU CUARTA TEMPORADA POR CASO DE CORONAVIRUS
- 'Élite' retoma su rodaje tras el positivo en COVID-19
- THE NEWCOMERS IN LAS ENCINAS
- Instagram Post
- Netflix Renews Spanish Drama ‘Elite’ For Season 5; Valentina Zenere & André Lamoglia Join Cast