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The fifth season of Netflix's Elite was renewed on January 2020 along with the fourth season, which filming wrapped on December 22, 2020. It was released on April 8, 2022.[1] [2]

It was shot back-to-back with the fourth season. Filming commenced in February 2021 and wrapped up in June of the same year.[3]

On February 25, 2021, Netflix officially announced that the series has been renewed for a fifth season. The renewal came before the release of the fourth season on Netflix.[4][5]

Synopsis[]

Season 5 follows the characters into their Spring Semester as their problems go from bad to worse as a body resurfaces and it sets off a chain of events that rips their relationships apart and changes their lives forever. Two new students – Isadora and Iván – begin attending Las Encinas, but it's clear that they are there for something more than an education.

Main cast[]

Note: "*" denotes only credited as starring in "I Killed Him", and from the "The Body" onwards.
Note: "**" denotes credited as starring from "Anything Goes" through "The Body", and in "Your Side of the World and Mine".
Note: "***" denotes credited as starring in "I Killed Him" and "The Body".

Recurring[]

Episodes[]

Image Episode Information
S05E01      "I Killed Him"
  • Airdate: April 8, 2022
  • Episode / Series Number: 01 / 33
  • Directed by: Dani de la Orden
  • Written by: Jaime Vaca
The Spring semester is off to a rough start as Benjamín implements stricter measures at school. Two new students enroll into the school which catches the eyes of Phillipe and Patrick, Samuel and Ari reconnect for the first time, Mencía avoids Rebe to stay in Benjamín's good grace, and an investigation into Armando's disappearance is launched.
S05E02      "Anything Goes"
  • Airdate: April 8, 2022
  • Episode / Series Number: 02 / 34
  • Directed by: Dani de la Orden & Ginesta Guindal
  • Written by: David Lorenzo
Patrick intends to hold a resistance party where "anything goes" after finding that Benjamin is following students through their phones. Isidora starts to interfere as Caye and Phillipe start their counseling session. Ari begins to show signs her rebellion, prompting Benjamín to urge Samuel to keep a watch on her. Meanwhile, Mencía attempts to reclaim Rebeka, and Omar hires a homeless student, Bilal, at the restaurant.
S05E03      "Tie Me Up"
  • Airdate: April 8, 2022
  • Episode / Series Number: 03 / 35
  • Directed by: Lino Escalera
  • Written by: Jessica Pires & Lluís Mosquera
Tensions grow between Omar and Samuel as the students vote for someone to be expelled. Isadora tries to persuade Phillipe that she knows what's best. Iván gets Patrick tickets to a drive-in film festival to apologize but invites everyone.
S05E04      "The Body"
  • Airdate: April 8, 2022
  • Episode / Series Number: 04 / 36
  • Directed by: Lino Escalera
  • Written by: Jaime Vaca
While helping her father with an auction, Mencía makes a shocking discovery. Patrick is spiraling after the drive-in with Iván, and turns to the unlikeliest of people for comfort, Samuel and Omar's tension reaches new heights, and the secret of what happened on New Year's quite (literally) resurfaces.
S05E05      "Please, Tell the Truth"
  • Airdate: April 8, 2022
  • Episode / Series Number: 05 / 37
  • Directed by: Ginesta Guindal
  • Written by: Almudena Ocaña & Jaime Vaca
The police investigation forces Benjamín into the spotlight. Patrick finds himself in a tough spot with Iván and Cruz. Caye reconnects with an old friend. One student makes the ultimate confession, jeopardizing both their future and their innocence.
S05E06      "Can't Buy My Love"
  • Airdate: April 8, 2022
  • Episode / Series Number: 06 / 38
  • Directed by: Ginesta Guindal
  • Written by: David Lorenzo & Jaime Vaca
The students auction off dates to raise money for Samuel's bail, but the results of the bidding cause more than one broken heart.
S05E07      "Toxic"
  • Airdate: April 8, 2022
  • Episode / Series Number: 07 / 39
  • Directed by: Eduardo Chapero-Jackson
  • Written by: Jessica Pires, Lluís Mosquera & Jaime Vaca
Samuel, Rebe and Cayetana team up to look for evidence that could implicate Benjamín. Heartbroken over Phillipe's harsh words, and Patrick's secret, Isadora and Ivan embarks on a trip to Ibiza that leads to devastating consequences.
S05E08      "Your Side of the World and Mine"
  • Airdate: April 8, 2022
  • Episode / Series Number: 08 / 40
  • Directed by: Eduardo Chapero-Jackson
  • Written by: Jessica Pires & Jaime Vaca
With summer around the corner, a final showdown ends in a tragedy. Phillipe and Ivan band together to piece together the night in Ibiza. Fired from the school, Cayetana makes a big decision for her future.

Production[]

On November 2, 2020, veteran actors Itzan Escamilla and Omar Ayuso revealed that they would not be returning for the series' fifth installment.[11] However, this was proven wrong when the two were recently spotted on set during the season's filming.

On Februrary 25, 2021, Valentina Zenere and André Lamoglia were introduced as new main characters for the season. On March 25, 2021, Adam Nourou's casting as another main character was revealed on the Elite instagram page. Miguel Bernardeau and Arón Piper will not be returning for the season, leaving Itzan and Omar as the only two remaining members of the original cast. On August 20, 2021, Isabel Garrido was added to the cast as a recurring character.

Filming for the season started in February 2021 and wrapped up in late June 2021.

Notes[]

  • This season marks the last season for Itzan Escamilla, Claudia Salas, Georgina Amorós and Pol Granch.
    • This was also supposed to be the last season for Omar Ayuso. Despite this, he eventually returned to Season 7, and to Season 8 with his former co-star Mina El Hammani, making him the only original character from the first storyline to appear in almost all of the seasons.
  • This is the first season without Mina El Hammani, followed by the sixth and seventh seasons. She would later return for the eighth season.
  • According to some sources, Ester Expósito and Danna Paola were rumoured to reprise their roles of Carla and Lu for this season. However, during interviews, the actresses denied the rumours and firmly stated that they will not return for the series.[12][13]
    • Expósito was only revealed to be appearing in the short stories that took place following the events of the third season and Paola stated that it was impossible for her to return as she was prioritizing her singing career.
  • Valentina Zenere had previously participated in another Netflix series, Cable Girls, being cast as a regular for its fifth and final season.
    • Just like her former co-star Jorge López, Zenere also gained worldwide recognition in the Disney Channel series Soy Luna, in which she played Ámbar Smith, the show's main antagonist. Had Jorge López remained in the series, this would've been their second collaboration together in a series after Soy Luna.
  • This is André Lamoglia's first Netflix series, having mostly featured in Disney series/TV specials such as Juacas, BIA and Bia: Un mundo al revés.
    • Valentina Zenere is also friends with André Lamoglia, since she appeared in the second season of Juacas reprising the role of Ámbar Smith. Her appearance took place in the middle of the third season of Soy Luna, still retaining her dark clothes and personality.
  • On October 28, 2021, again with the fifth season not released yet, the series was renewed for a sixth season, along with new short stories which were released on December, although now with a Christmas vibe instead of Summer like the previous ones.[14]
  • The release date was announced on March 14, 2022.
  • The official trailer was released on March 30, 2022.

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