Shortly before Netflix’s Spanish drama Elite returns with its fourth season and judging by the dramatic events of the series’ final finale, we have a lot to look forward to.
While many students have graduated from the chaotic Las Encinas private school, fans need not fear – Samu is back to resume his senior year alongside some of his friends after Polo died in the last series (if you need to refresh your memory, be sure to check out our Elite recap to update yourself).
Unfortunately, Carla (Ester Expósito), Lu (Danna Paola), Polo (Álvaro Rico), Nadia (Mina El Hammani) and Valerio (Jorge López) will not appear in the upcoming season, however, there is a list of new characters arrive to cause even more drama – how exciting!
Here’s everything we know about the cast of Elite Season 4.
Elite casting: who’s coming back?
Itzan Escamilla plays Samuel
Who is Samuel? Samuel is a charismatic student at Las Encinas who is about to repeat his final year. While he was kicked out just days before graduating for intimidating Polo – the killer of his ex-girlfriend Marina – he is allowed to return to repeat the year. He helped cover up Polo’s death, which was deemed suicide despite Lu’s murder – but will that secret come back to haunt Samuel in season four?
Where have I seen Itzan Escamilla before? While Escamilla is best known for starring in Elite, the 23-year-old has appeared in a number of other Spanish series such as Seis Hermanas, Cable Girls and The Idhun Chronicles.
Miguel Bernardeau plays Guzman
Who is Guzman? Guzmán is a student at Las Encinas who suffered a number of losses during his school career. First the death of his sister Marina, then the death of Polo, his former best friend who murdered Marina. While he initially disagreed with Samuel, after finding out about Polo’s involvement in Marina’s murder, the two eventually began to become friends.
Where have I seen Miguel Bernardeau before? Besides Elite, Bernardeau has appeared in Spanish television shows such as 1899, Caronte, Cuéntame cómo pasó and films like It’s for Your Own Good and Ola de crímenes.
Arón Piper plays Ander
Who is Ander? Ander is a student at Las Encinas who is not as wealthy as his classmates but was able to enroll because his mother is the school principal. Guzmán’s best friend and in season three he was diagnosed with leukemia, which he first tries to hide from family and friends. At the end of the series, Ander revealed to her boyfriend Omar that he was in remission.
Where have I seen Arón Piper before? German actor Arón Piper is best known for starring in Elite but has appeared in Spanish dramas such as The Mess You Leave Behind and Derecho a Soñar.
Omar Ayuso plays Omar
Who is Omar? Omar was a former San Esteban student, but after the school closed he was forced to move elsewhere, although at the end of the third season he joined Las Encinas to complete his final year. Growing up in a strict Muslim household, Omar struggled with his sexuality and eventually moved to live with her boyfriend Ander.
Where have I seen Omar Ayuso before? Omar Ayuso is best known for his role in Elite, but he has also appeared on shows like El Continental and music videos for Rosalía and Carolina Durante.
Claudia Salas plays Rebeka
Who is Rebeka? Rebeka was featured in season two as a new student at Las Encinas. In season three, her mother was arrested by police for drug trafficking after Samu, her then-boyfriend, hid a listening device in their home. She breaks up with Samu and after selling drugs herself, is kicked out of her school year but returns in season four to redo her senior year.
Where have I seen Claudia Salas before? Claudia Salas is best known for starring in Elite, as well as Elite Short Stories on Guzmán and Omar. She has appeared in other Spanish dramas such as The Plague, Danna Paola: Oye Pablo and CRAKS
Georgina Amoròs plays Cayetana
Who is Cayetana? Cayetana joined Las Encinas in season two on a scholarship. Coming from a poor background, with her mother working as a janitor at school, she first pretends to be a wealthy student to try to fit in. She was in a relationship with Polo and covered up Marina’s murder, but when he breaks up with her, she continues to cover up his death as suicide. At the end of the third season, she becomes the new concierge of Las Encinas.
Where have I seen Georgina Amoròs before? Georgina Amorós has appeared in Spanish series such as Locked Up, Welcome to the Family and Velvet, while she is expected to star in Woody Allen’s film Rifkin’s Festival.
Elite Casting: Who’s New?
Manu Rios plays Patrick
Who is Patrick? Patrick is a new student at Las Encinas, described as hedonistic, whimsical and attractive. He is Ari’s twin brother and in season four he catches the eye of Omar and Ander, entering into a polygamous relationship with them.
Where have I seen Manus Rios before? Elite is Manus Rios’ first major acting gig, having previously appeared at Pepe’s Beach Bar and Spanish talent shows like Tú Sí Que Vales and Cántame Cómo Pasó. He is also known for his YouTube videos.
Pol Granch plays Phillippe
Who is Philippe? Phillippe is a new student at Las Encinas and a prince, being the heir to the throne of a central European principality. Having received the best education and shielded from reality all his life, Phillippe surprises everyone by connecting the most with someone in a completely different socio-economic position than him.
Where have I seen Pol Granch before? Pol Grant is a Spanish musician, having reached the final of The X Factor Spain. Elite will be his first acting role.
Carla Diaz plays Ari
Who is Ari? Ari is a new student at Las Encinas and Patrick’s twin sister. She is competitive, a perfectionist and scrupulous with the rules – thus the complete opposite of her brother.
Where have I seen Carla Díaz before? Spanish actress Carla Díaz is best known for appearing on shows like Madres Amor y vida, Seis hermanas, El Principe, Tierra de lobos and La caza Monteperdido.
Martina Cariddi plays Mencia
Who is Mencia? Mencia is the youngest child in the Commerford family, being the sister of twins Ari and Patrick. She is the chaotic sister, constantly disobeying her parents.
Where have I seen Martina Cariddi before? Cariddi is best known for his appearance in The Invisible Guardian, While at War, La Tarotista and Cuéntame.