Netflix Cancels Spanish Teen Drama “Elite” After Eight Seasons

María Pedraza and Itzan Escamilla in
María Pedraza and Itzan Escamilla in "Élite"

Netflix recently renewed Elite for its eighth season, but it turns out this will also serve as the show’s final chapter. The streaming giant announced their decision to cancel the hit Spanish teen drama just a few days ahead of its Season 7 premiere.

Elite premiered on Netflix in 2018 and is set in a fictional high school Las Encinas. The series chronicles the relationship between working-class students and their wealthy classmates at this elite private school, where the clash between them leads to dire consequences.

Elite is Netflix‘s longest-running Spanish scripted series, and its cast significantly changed over the years, as many characters left Las Encinas, making room for new ones to take their place. Season 7 cast will feature Ander Puig, Carmen Arrufat, Álvaro de Juana, Ana Bokesa, Álex Pastrana, André Lamoglia, Valentina Zenere, Carla Díaz, Martina Cariddi, Adam Nourou, Manu Ríos, Mirela Balic, Fernando Líndez, Gleb Abrosimov, Ivan Mendes, Alejandro Albarracin, and Maribel Verdu.

Netflix renewed Elite for Season 8 back in July, and there was no mention of this being the show’s final season at the time. The shocking announcement comes just a few days before Season 7 premiere on October 20 and shortly after Netflix shared a new trailer for the show’s upcoming season.