'Elite' Season 6: Netflix Release Date, Cast & Plot Details—What We Know so Far

Netflix's Elite has officially been renewed for a sixth season, despite fears that the platform was going to axe the hit show—and the fact Season 5 has yet to hit the small screen.

Following a group of privileged high schoolers in Madrid, Elite tackles themes of drug abuse, scandal, class divides and more.

Since making its debut in 2018, the Spanish language series has not only dominated Netflix's Top 10, it has amassed a huge fan base worldwide.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, October 28, the streamer announced: "Big news: Elite has been renewed for Season 6!"

But when will it likely be released and what can fans expect from the new episodes?

Netflix Elite Season 6
Netflix has confirmed that "Elite" has been renewed for a sixth season. Netflix

Here's what we know so far about Elite Season 6...

When is Elite Season 6 coming to Netflix?

Although Season 6 has been given the go ahead, Netflix has yet to announce the official release date for the new episodes.

That said, in addition to the main show, Netflix revealed that it will be releasing three "Short Stories." They will be available to stream as follows:

  • "Phillipe, Caye, & Felipe" — Wednesday, December 15
  • "Samuel & Omar" — Monday, December 20
  • "Patrick" — Thursday, December 23

Big news: Elite has been renewed for Season 6!

And this December, three new Short Stories will be released:
Dec 15th - Phillipe, Caye, & Felipe
Dec 20th - Samuel & Omar
Dec 23rd - Patrick pic.twitter.com/wEq7cdXR3h

— Netflix (@netflix) October 28, 2021

Of course, fans are still waiting for Season 5 to drop on the streamer, with Season 4 airing in June.

However, production is well underway, so it is likely Season 5 will become available in 2022.

Who's in the cast?

In February, it was revealed that Valentina Zenere and André Lamoglia will be portraying newcomers Sofía and Gonzalo, respectively, in Season 5.

#Elite has been renewed for a fifth season and two new actors have joined the cast:

Argentinian actress Valentina Zenere and Brazilian actor André Lamoglia https://t.co/7TkXVG248E pic.twitter.com/va9XEkCKHp

— Queue (@netflixqueue) February 25, 2021

Returning cast members include:

  • Itzan Escamilla as Samuel, aka Samu
  • Omar Ayuso as Omar
  • Claudia Salas as Rebeka, aka Rebe
  • Carla Díaz as Ari
  • Manu Rios as Patrick
  • Martina Cariddi as Mencía
  • Diego Martín as Benjamín

What will happen in Elite Season 5?

In Season 4, Armando's lifeless body was concealed at the bottom of the lake after Guzmán killed him, so it is likely that Season 5 will follow on from this. Perhaps the teenagers will be questioned by police if the corpse is discovered?

While details about the new characters have been scarce, we can probably bet our money on some fresh drama to stir things up, as is usually the case in Elite.

Elsewhere, it looks as though Ari and Samuel could finally have a crack at a relationship, now Guzmán isn't around to stop them.

Newsweek will update this article as and when there's new information.

Elite Seasons 1-4 are available to stream on Netflix now.