Netflix continues its strong investment in European content, and announces it's now developing and producing a new Spanish series, set to premiere internationally in 2019: Elite.
Created by two of the most relevant writers in Spain, Carlos Montero (El comisario, El tiempo entre costuras and the creator of Física o Química) and Darío Madrona (Génesis, La chica de ayer and co-creator of the successful series Los protegidos), Elite will be produced by Zeta Audiovisual (Ahora o nunca, Tres metros sobre el cielo, Tengo ganas de ti).
The first season will have eight episodes and be shot entirely in 4K.
The series will be set in Las Encinas, the most exclusive school in Spain, attended by elite kids. Three working class kids have just been admitted into the school, after an earthquake destroyed their public school and all the students had to be divided among the other institutes in the area.
The clash between those who have it all and those who have nothing seems to create a perfect storm that ends in murder. Who has committed the crime?
"We are excited to be working with such relevant producers and writers in the Spanish industry, with a teen thriller that's very unique. It will travel across borders and excite a global audience," said Erik Barmack, International VP of Original Series.
"Developing series for young viewers is exciting because it's a time in life in which everything is important. We are really pleased to be working on a series about the desire and need to fit in, in a society in which everything is apparently perfect, but in which everything can get worse at any moment," said Francisco Ramos, executive producer of Elite and the man behind the biggest box-office hits in Spain: Tres metros sobre el cielo and Tengo ganas de ti.
Elite will premiere globally on Netflix in 2019.