It was shot back-to-back with the fourth season. Filming commenced in February 2021 and wrapped up in June.
Season 5 follows the characters into their Spring Semester as they suffer the aftermath of Armando's death at the hands of Guzmán. Samuel and Rebeka are keeping the truth about what happened from everyone. That is, until his body surfaces and it sets off a chain events changes that rips their relationships apart and changes their lives forever. In a flash-forward, a student's body is discovered floating in a pool, with every plot leading to how they got there and finding out what actually happened. Also, two new students – Isadora and Iván – begin attending Las Encinas, but it's clear that they are there for something more than an education and soon form bonds with the Senior class of students, mainly Phillipe and Patrick, but some of these relationships prove to be more deadly than others.
| "I Killed Him"
|A new student catches Patrick's eye while another surprises Cayetana by defending Phillipe. Benjamín implements stricter measures at school.|
| "Anything Goes"
|Patrick lashes out at his dad by hosting a hedonistic party for everyone at the school. Samuel struggles with keeping both Ari and Benjamín happy.|
| "Tie Me Up"
|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.|
| "The Body"
|While helping her father with an auction, Mencía makes a shocking discovery. Outside of the event, Omar is surprised by what he finds in the water.|
| "Please, Tell the Truth"
|The police investigation forces Benjamín into the spotlight. Patrick finds himself in a tough spot with Iván and Cruz. Caye reconnects with a friend.|
| "Can't Buy My Love"
|The students auction off dates to raise money for Samuel's bail, but the results of the bidding cause more than one broken heart.|
|Samuel, Rebe and Cayetana look for evidence that could implicate Benjamín. Heartbroken over Phillipe's harsh words, Isadora embarks on a trip to Ibiza.|
| "Your Side of the World and Mine"
|Samu considers his next move with the SIM card, Cruz gives Iván relationship advice, and Caye tries to support a traumatized Isadora.|
On November 2, 2020, veteran actors Itzan Escamilla and Omar Ayuso revealed that they would not be returning for the series' fifth installment. 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.
- According to some sources, Ester Expósito was rumoured to reprise the role of Carla for this season. However, during an interview, the actress denied the rumours and firmly stated that she will not return for the series.
- 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 will be released on December, although now with a Christmas vibe instead of Summer like the previous ones.
- The release date was announced on March 14, 2022.
- The official trailer was released on March 30, 2022.
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