Elite Season 8: All you need to know about the teen drama series

Elite Season 8: All you need to know about the teen drama series
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Whose hand will you hold onto to get out of the darkness? This is a question that is about to get all the answers! Continue reading to find out more about Elite Season 8.

Get ready for this thrilling Spanish teen drama series to push boundaries and deliver jaw-dropping plot twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat. With a stellar ensemble cast, mesmerizing cinematography, and a storyline that delves deep into the lives of wealthy students at Las Encinas, which has captivated our interest since its inception! We are certain that Elite Season 8 will also promise to be an exhilarating ride of betrayal and secrets that will keep you hooked from the start! 

So, if you are wondering what new updates have been released so far, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated fourth season, which we definitely think is going to captivate the audience once again as it has done for the previous successful seasons. Here is everything we know so far about Netflix’s highly anticipated Spanish teen drama series created for Netflix by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona, Elite Season 8! 

Elite Season 8: All you need to know about the teen drama series

Elite Season 8 Renewal Status: Is it happening or not?

After months of deliberation among the fandom into knowing whether there will be another season or not, we are happy to inform our readers that Netflix has officially confirmed that an eighth and final season of the show is finally happening!

The renewal of the final season has been confirmed earlier than expected, as the seventh season is still scheduled to air all the new episodes this year for the 2023-24 fall streaming season on October 20, 2023, at the same time slot as every Netflix original series and movie which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET).

Take a look at the official renewal announcement of the series for the much-awaited eighth season, which was confirmed on the official Elite’s Twitter handle, quote, “It is discussed in the halls of Las Encinas and we come to confirm it: there will be an eighth season of #ÉliteNetflix.” Take a look at the official post below: 

Elite Season 8 Release Date: When is it expected to premiere?

Since Netflix is almost halfway through its summer streaming season and has begun to tease the fall lineup, in which Elite Season 7 has been mentioned, it makes perfect sense why the final season isn’t listed to be a part of the fall streaming season as no network will air two seasons in such a short period of time. We are aware of how eagerly fans will be anticipating its premiere, but we regret to inform our readers that the new season will not return on Netflix anytime soon, especially not in 2023!

So, the die-hard fans already have a new season on the way and will have to wait some time until the final chapter makes its official return on the streaming platform. For your convenience, if we consider the timeline of the series prior season’s release, then it seems ideal why the network is considering commencing production in August, which usually lasts up to 4 to 6 months, due to which the premiere date might get postponed further as post-production also takes months to complete.

It looks like the series production has not been affected by the ongoing 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, which has put a stop to the majority of Hollywood’s production houses. So, the most likely release window for Elite Season 8 will be sometime around the spring of 2024, assuming production goes smoothly without any unnecessary delays in order to avoid any hurdles on the way once filming officially commences this summer season!

In order to receive updates on when Elite Season 8 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Likewise, we would like to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time, and fans should keep an eye on this topic. Also, the series will premiere on a worldwide scale, which will have different time zones for the international audience, which will help you stream the show along with the global viewers at the same time, which are as follows:

  • Alaska: 11:00 p.m. AKDT the night before the release date
  • Brazil: 4:00 a.m. BRT the morning of the release date
  • Dubai, UAE: 11:00 a.m. GST the morning of the release date
  • East Coast of the US: 3:00 a.m. ET the morning of the release date
  • England: 7:00 am BST on the morning of the release date
  • France: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
  • Germany: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
  • Hawaii: 9:00 p.m. HST the night before the release date
  • India: 12:30 p.m. IST on the afternoon of the release date
  • Israel: 9:00 a.m. IDT the morning of the release date
  • Italy: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
  • Japan: 4:00 p.m. KST the afternoon of the release date
  • Midwest of the US: 2:00 a.m. CT on the morning of the release date
  • Mountain time in the US: 1:00 a.m. MT, the morning of the release date
  • South Africa: 9:00 a.m. SAST the morning of the release date
  • South Korea: 4:00 p.m. KST on the afternoon of the release date
  • Spain: 8:00 a.m. CEST on the morning of the release date
  • Sydney, Australia: 5:00 p.m. AEST on the afternoon of the release date
  • West Coast of the US: 12:00 a.m PT the morning of the release date

Elite Season 8: All you need to know about the teen drama series

Elite Season 8 Plot: What to expect?

Not much has been revealed about the last season, as the renewal was announced earlier this month on July 6, 2023, which makes it way too early for the network to reveal any crucial details about the season’s plotlines, as it can lead to unnecessary spoilers. It makes sense why everything has to be kept under wraps! Moreover, the seventh season is also slated to air later this year on October 20, 2023, with original star Omar Ayuso returning, which makes it impossible for you to predict how the season will end in order to continue the story from the last season.

But if we have to speculate, then we are certain that the show will definitely remain true of its official synopsis, which follows: “When three low-income students are offered scholarships to attend an exclusive high school after their original school collapses, their more affluent classmates react with distrust and hostility. The friction that ensues as a result of their enrollment at the school results in a murder, which irrevocably alters all of their lives.”

The series is set in Las Encinas, a fictional elite high school, and explores concepts and themes associated with dramas but also features more progressive issues and other sides to its clichés. These include many diverse sexual themes. Structurally, the series employs a flash-forward plot that involves a mystery element, with each season taking place in two timelines. It received positive reviews from critics, with many hailing the series as a “guilty pleasure”, and praising its writing, acting, and portrayal of mature themes.

Elite Season 8: All you need to know about the teen drama series

Elite Season 8 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

Much to the reader’s delight, the network has confirmed that Elit’’s latest run will feature new faces, including Ane Rot (Killer Book Club) and Nuno Gallego (UPA Next), while Mina el Hammani, who recurred in the first three seasons, will reprise the role of Nadia. This marks the second season in which one of its original main cast members reprises their role as it’s also the first season to feature two of the original main cast members appearing together.

The other cast members who are speculated to return in the new season include Ander Puig, Carmen Arrufat, Álvaro de Juana, Ana Bokesa, Álex Pastrana, André Lamoglia, Valentina Zenere, Carla Díaz, Martina Cariddi, Adam Nourou and Manu Ríos. Mirela Balic, Fernando Líndez, Gleb Abrosimov, Ivan Mendes, Alejandro Albarracin and Maribel Verdu. The series is created by Carlos Montero and Jaime Vaca, with Zeta Studios being the producer of the show. 

Of course, these cast members are still subject to change, as there can be some new additions and removals from the last season as per the plotlines of the show once production commences, which will be confirmed later! Until then, the readers are requested to keep up with the show’s social media to learn about all the latest developments that will be disclosed in the near future.

Elite Season 8: All you need to know about the teen drama series

Elite Season 8 Episodes: Where to stream?

The upcoming season is expected to have a total of eight episodes with an average runtime of 41–59 minutes, just like the prior seasons. On the other hand, we would like to point out that the network has not released the episode titles and synopsis of the series yet. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient and binge-watch all the prior seasons to recall the overall storyline.

In addition to this, when Elite Season 8 draws close to its release date along with the prior seasons, it will be available to stream exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options depending on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month at no additional cost with any of their services.

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Elite Season 8 Official Trailer: Has it been released?

There is still a lot of time left for the official trailer to be released, as the pre-production stage is still underway, with the production slated to commence this August 2023. So, it makes sense why no new teaser can be published this early on! For the time being, we request that the readers check out the 1:40-minute official trailer of the seventh season, which was released by the network a month ago on June 18, 2023, and showcases that the seventh season of Élite will bring viewers back to school with more drama and even more new people! 

As per Netflix Tudum, “Well, that remains just as shrouded as every mystery the Élite teens try to uncover. From what we could decipher from Balić, Abrosimov, and Bokesa — in between all the [Tudum] bleeps — is that a lot of new people come in this season [like Abrosimov and Balić]. But as for who they hook up with? “That’s [Tudum].” Balić does suggest that “my character should go to therapy.” And Abrosimov’s, too. “We could go together,” she says. And Bokesa reminds us, “We also go to class. Sometimes.” 

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