Élite, the beloved Spanish teen drama that captivated audiences for eight seasons, is bidding farewell. The show, known for its engaging storytelling and inclusive portrayal of queer teens, has been a beacon of LGBTQ representation since its inception.
At the heart of the series were Omar (Omar Ayuso) and Ander (Arón Piper), two students whose tender love story blossomed amidst the complex dynamics of an elite high school in Spain. Their relationship resonated deeply with fans, making them iconic queer characters in the world of television.
While Ander may have left the show, fans will be thrilled to hear that Omar is set to return in the upcoming seventh season, staying true to his authentic self as a gay character. Throughout its five-year run, Élite has introduced and celebrated several other queer characters and relationships, enriching its narrative with diverse LGBTQ experiences.
Carlos Montero, the show’s creator, recently announced during a press conference that they are currently filming the eighth season, which will mark the grand finale of Élite. He reflected on the series’s journey, stating, “We ended on a high note.” Montero expressed mixed emotions about concluding the show but emphasized the positive impact it has had on the lives of its actors and its global audience. The series has been instrumental in launching the careers of many cast members, transforming them into international stars.
The eagerly anticipated seventh season of Élite is set to premiere on Netflix, providing fans with one more captivating installment. With the announcement that the eighth season will be the show’s last, viewers can prepare to bid a fond farewell to a groundbreaking series that has left an indelible mark on LGBTQ representation in television.