July 19, 2023

Netflix announced today that Elite has been renewed for an eighth season. The pickup is an early one, as the Spanish drama is not scheduled to return for Season 7 until October.

Since its debut in 2018, the series has been steadily churning out a new season each year - even releasing two seasons in 2022. Now at Season 8, it ranks as one of Netflix's longest-running scripted dramas of all time.

Elite follows a group of working-class students who are given scholarships to an exclusive private school in Spain. But their arrival clashes with their new wealthy classmates, and the tension leads to a murder, leaving everybody a suspect. Subsequent seasons have followed new arrivals at the school, and the secrets and crimes that come along with them.

For Season 8, it is being reported that original star Mina El Hammani will be returning to reprise her role as Nadia, who has not been seen since Season 3. There are also reports that the eighth season will be the show's last, though nothing is official at this point.