Netflix has renewed its Spanish-language teen drama Elite for a third season, with the streaming service announcing the news on Twitter on Friday, Oct. 4.
Ester Expósito, who plays Carla, made the official announcement in a video, which featured cameos from two new cast members, Leïti Sène & Sergio Momo.
In addition to a renewal, it was revealed that the show has finished filming the upcoming season, which will arrive on the platform in 2020. A second tweet also offered fans a first look at Sène and Momo in character with a pair of promo photos.
Elite premiered in October 2018 and follows three working-class students after they are sent to Las Encinas, an incredibly exclusive private school in Spain, after their school collapses. The tensions and events that follow ultimately lead to a murder, and the show's second season, which arrived in September 2019, unmasked the killer during its finale. Both seasons utilized flash-forwards to maintain their sense of mystery, though it remains to be seen whether Season 3 will do the same.
Fans on Twitter were excited to hear about the renewal, as well as the addition of the new cast members.
@TONYA_UYS GIRLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! WTF IM READY!!!!!— DIPLO STAN ACCOUNT☆ (@anyadotcomm) October 4, 2019
Elite was created and written by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona.
"We wanted to keep the fast-forward formula as a staple of the series, but at the same time be different," Madrona said at a recent press conference in Madrid, via Variety.
"In the first Season we were conscious that we were making a series for Netflix, and tried to put everything into it," he continued. "For Season 2, we thought that we had the opportunity to explore the characters and the new ones as well. But it was an instinctive decision."
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