In a bittersweet announcement that left fans both excited and nostalgic, Netflix revealed on X (formerly Twitter) that “Élite,” the immensely popular Spanish drama series, will conclude with its eighth season. The news arrives as the seventh season of the show is set to premiere on the streaming platform. Show creator Carlos Montero shared his sentiments during a press conference, expressing both pride and regret as the show reaches its final chapter.
The End of an Era
Carlos Montero, co-showrunner for Season 7, reflected on the journey of “Élite” and its decision to end on a high note. He mentioned, “Jaime [Vaca, co-showrunner for Season 7], Netflix and I thought it was time to end it.”
With nostalgia in his voice, he acknowledged the incredible impact the series has had on both the cast and the global audience. Over the years, “Élite” has been instrumental in launching the careers of talented actors, transforming them into international stars. Montero expressed his pride in being a part of this transformative journey, knowing that the show’s influence has reached viewers worldwide.
A Look Back at “Élite”
“Élite” has been a hallmark of Netflix Spain, and its influence extends beyond the screen. Premiering in 2018, the show quickly garnered critical acclaim, with Variety’s Caroline Framke describing it as “tantalizing and whipsmart.”
While the series may incorporate some familiar teen show tropes, it’s renowned for its ability to delve deeper into these clichés and reshape them into compelling and unique narratives. The show’s magnetic storytelling and multifaceted characters have kept viewers engaged and eager for each new season.
The Legacy Lives On
As “Élite” prepares for its grand finale, it’s worth acknowledging the incredible talents that have graced the series in recent seasons.
The show’s ensemble cast has included Omar Ayuso, Valentina Zenere, André Lamoglia, Carmen Arrufat, Álex Pastrana, Álvaro de Juana, Ander Puig, Ana Bokesa, Nadia Al Saidi, Mirela Balić, Gleb Abrosimov, Fernando Líndez, Alejandro Albarracín, Iván Mendes, Maribel Verdú, and Anitta. These performers have played an essential role in bringing the story of working-class students navigating their way through an elite high school to life.
As “Élite” embarks on its final season, fans can rest assured that the show will conclude on a high note, leaving a lasting legacy in the world of international television. While it’s the end of an era, the impact of “Élite” will continue to resonate with viewers for years to come. It’s a testament to the power of storytelling, exceptional performances, and the enduring influence of a series that has captured the hearts of audiences around the globe.