We have had several weeks to recover from the end of the third season of ‘Elite’. It was an outcome with a clear farewell flavor, since it marked the end of an era for the Netflix series, but what we all have quite clear is that we have not seen the last of ‘Elite’.
At the time it was already unofficially commented that the series had renewed for two additional rounds of episodes, but Netflix has resisted making it official. Despite this, at Espinof we have decided that the time has come to review everything we know so far about this more than likely season 4 of ‘Elite’.
At the time, the possibility that ‘Elite’ completely renewed its cast for a possible fourth season sounded strong. The third had it easy enough to leave everything tied to that possibility, but finally left the door to several returns if the series continues to air in Las Encinas.
Recall that at the end of the third season we saw how Guzmán, Samuel, Rebeka, Ander and Omar were prepared to start the course in Las Encinas, while Cayetana also appeared at school, but now practicing as a cleaner helping her mother.
This does not guarantee that we will see them in the more than likely fourth season, but everything points to yes. From the rest of the cast it is even more in the air that some will return, albeit in a timely manner -sure many fans will be looking forward to seeing the possible reunion between Carla and Samuel-, but it is sure that new characters are needed, and not exactly few, to fill the void left by Polo, Nadia, Lu or Valerio.
What is certain is that we can conclude Jorge López’s passing as Valerio, since in an interview with Esquire he made the following statements:
“‘Elite’ was a school, an apprenticeship of the host, but I have already been four years at Disney and I don’t want to go through such long processes now. A couple of seasons for me and for Valerio is perfect, I can’t rent to do more.”
We will have to do with what surprises us Darío Madrona and Carlos Montero, the creators of the series.
Last January it was leaked that Netflix had planned to start filming the fourth season just a few weeks later, but nothing has been heard from again, so perhaps the information was not correct or there was simply a change of plans. Whatever the case, the halting of the audiovisual sector due to the coronavirus crisis makes it clear that we will still take long to hear from.
The release date
The renewal isn’t even official, so there’s no release date. What is worthwhile is to take as a reference the time that passed between its renewal for a second season becoming official and the premiere of those eight episodes. It was in October 2018 when it was announced and then it was not released until September of the following year. 11 months.
What would be better is to ignore that six months passed between the second and the third, since they were shot consecutively, something that shortens the deadlines. With ‘La casa de papel’ the same thing happened with the third and fourth seasons, hence the wait for a very likely fifth installment will be longer.
The good news is that if it is true that the fourth and fifth are shot at the same, then we will also have to wait less once we have met the new characters of ‘Elite’. After all, the third had an end that was the end of a stage, so less suffering with waiting.