School will be back in session on Elite season 6. Netflix’s hit Spanish teen drama has found fans around the world for its soapy blend of murder, mystery, intrigue, sex and romance. And Elite season 6 is recruiting several new faces to replace the graduating characters.
When Elite debuted in October 2018, it focused on three working-class scholarship students arriving at fictional top high school Las Encinas. Season 1 switches between Samuel, Nadia, and Christian navigating their new surroundings and a future when the police question them about the murder of his classmate Marina.
Later seasons of Elite revolved around different crimes, while bringing in new students as older ones left school. Season 5, which just dropped a few weeks ago, ends with a major cliffhanger involving the fate of OG Samuel’s character. Season 6 will likely see the resolution, but will also introduce new difficulties for the remaining students.
Here’s everything we know about Elite Season 6 so far.
Elite Season 6 Release Date Speculation
¡Que buena noticia! Netflix renewed the Spanish series for another episode in October 2021 (check the announcement on instagram). However, the bad news is that the streamer has yet to set a release date for Elite Season 6. It won’t be for a while either, as Season 5 just released in April 2021.
We can make an educated guess on when the show might return. Previous seasons aired just under a year apart, usually around nine or ten months apart. If Elite season 6 follows this pattern, fans could return to school in January or February 2023.
Season 6 Elite Cast
The cast of Elite changes constantly, as older students graduate and new students enroll.
Likely departures include Itzan Escamilla as Samuel, Omar Ayuso as Omar, Rebeka as Claudia Salas and Georgina Amorós as Cayetana. However, the Season 5 cliffhanger involves Samuel, so it’s possible that Escamilla will make appearances in Season 6.
Elite cast members who may return include: Carla Díaz as Ari, Manu Rios as Patrick, Martina Cariddi as Mencía, Diego Martín as Benjamin, Pol Granch as Phillipe, Valentina Zenere as Isadora, and André Lamoglia as Iván.
The show also announced five new Elite season 6 cast members, sharing their photos and names on Instagram. They are Carmen Arrufat, Álvaro de Juana, Ana Bokesa, Alex Pastrana and Ander Puig. Puig will play Elite’s first transgender character.
Elite Season 6 Plot and Season 5 Ending Explained
Elite Season 5’s main action centers not only on Armando’s death, but also on flash glimpses of Samuel’s body floating in a pool.
Viewers know that Guzmán killed Armando, although Samuel and Rebeka hide it. Benjamín convinces Samuel to confess to the police by promising his help, which he then renounces after Samuel’s arrest.
The police, however, offer Samuel a deal: immunity if he can give them proof that the principal was involved in shady data dealing with Armando. Samuel manages to obtain an incriminating SIM card, but gets into an altercation with Benjamín. Samuel falls, bangs his head on the ground and falls into the pool.
Patrick calls for help. When Omar and Rebe arrive, they find their friend possibly dying. He blames Benjamin, who claims it was an accident.
Season 6 will likely pick up in stride, revealing whether Samuel lives or dies. If his fate is the last, Benjamín could be arrested for killing his student. This should have major implications for her children Ari, Mencia and Patrick. Oh, and that could mean another new manager taking over at Las Encinas.