Netflix ‘Elite’: Cast, Plot, Release Date, and Everything You Need To Know

11 September 2018, 17:30 | Updated: 19 September 2018, 17:32

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

The Spanish language teen drama, 'Elite', comes to Netflix this Autumn. Here's what you need to know about the show that people are comparing to 'Gossip Girl' and 'SKAM'.

Netflix continues its international push into non-English language dramas with shows like Cable Girls and, now, Elite. Elite, a Spanish language high school drama which some are comparing to Gossip Girl and SKAM, pairs a young cast with a classic murder plot at the centre of its first series.

Elite hits Netflix October 5, but bold teasers and trailers promise plenty of intrigue before then. Looking for your next Gossip Girl flavoured obsession? Here's what you need to know about Elite ahead of its October premiere.

What is Elite on Netflix about?

Elite follows three students who receive scholarships to one of Spain's most exclusive schools, Las Encinas. Per Netflix's synopsis:

When three working class kids were given scholarships to Spain's most elite high school, they thought they were in for their big break. But when one of their classmates turns up dead, everyone is under question. Welcome to Las Encinas.

Netflix Elite October 2018
Netflix Elite October 2018. Picture: via Netflix/Elite/Screenshot

The bold teasers for the series hint at sex, drugs, and intense rivalries at Las Encinas. Students will be questioned about the death of their classmate, hinting at police interrogation being used as a Big Littlle Lies style storytelling device.

Elite Netflix bloody hands
Picture: via Netflix/Elite/Screenshot

Elite is a Spanish language programme, however, English speakers can watch a dubbed version or a version with subtitles by changing the audio/subtitles settings on Netflix.

When does Elite premiere on Netflix?

Elite comes to Netflix on Friday, October 5. All eight episodes in the first series will be available to stream at once on Netflix.

Netflix Elite trailers and teasers

Netflix has released a number of teasers and trailers ahead of Elite's October 5 premiere. In them, viewers get a glimpse at the opulent and intense lives of the students in attendance at Las Encinas.

The first look is a party teaser which sees the camera briefly spotlight individuals who appear to be the focus of the show's first season.

Elite | Party Teaser [HD] | Netflix

A follow-up trailer offers a more detailed look at the series, including the sexy and elicit behaviour of Spain's most elite students.

Elite | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Elite cast: Meet the actors who will appear in the Netflix drama

Elite has a young cast, some of whom have appeared in other popular dramas like Money Heist and some who can add Elite as their first big project.

Jamie Lorente Lopez plays Nano on Elite.

Jamie also appears as Denver in Netflix's Money Heist.

Maria Pedraza is Marina on Elite.

Marina Elite
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Danna Paola plays Lu on Elite

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Itzan Escamilla plays Samuel on Elite

Samuel Elite
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Mina El Hammani plays Nadia on Elite

Nadia on Elite
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Miguel Herrán plays Christian on Elite

Christian elite
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Álvaro Rico plays Polo on Elite

Polo Netflix Elite
Picture: via Netflix/Elite/Screenshot