Netflix has signed up for Élite, a new Spanish-language drama series that will be released globally in 2019.
The series is created by Spanish TV writers Carlos Montero (El comisario, The Time in Between, Physical or Chemical) and Darío Madrona (Génesis, La chica de ayer, The Protected). Élite will be executive produced by Zeta Audiovisual (Ahora o Nunca, Three Steps Above Heaven, I Want You). The first season will consist of eight episodes and will be shot entirely in 4K.
Élite is set against the backdrop of Las Encinas, the best and most exclusive school in Spain, where the elite send their children to study. It is also where three working-class kids have just been admitted after their academy was destroyed by an earthquake and the local council divided up the students between the different schools in the area. The clash between those who have everything and those who have nothing to lose creates the perfect storm that ultimately ends in a murder.
Erik Barmack, the VP of international original series at Netflix, said: “We are excited to be working with such talented producers and writers on an edgy, young thriller from Spain that will resonate with a global audience.”