Carlos Montero and Dario Madrona create Elite – A Spanish teen thriller web series.
What does the series unfold for us?
The series is basically set in Las Encinas, a fictional elite secondary. It revolves around the relationships between three working-class teenage students enrolled at the school through a scholarship and their wealthy classmates.
Fans have been hooked on the series. With the advancing of the third series on March 13, 2024, it was revealed that the series had been renewed for the fourth and the fifth series too.
The synopsis from Netflix reads: “Las Encinas is the best and most exclusive school in Spain, where the elite send their children to study.”
The story displays how the local council divided the students between other schools after their academy was destroyed during an earthquake. Initially, the teens thought that were lucky enough to enter such an institute but as we know ‘all that glitters is not gold’!
There occur clashes between those who have everything and those who have nothing to lose, and no wonder the same thing took place. The storm becomes so severe that it leads to a murder. Who is behind the crime? Are the newcomers responsible behind this?
Where did it all start?
“Poco Ramos, the producer, called me one day and asked me if I had any ideas for making a series about teenagers,” the writer explained.
“I didn’t have anything written at that time, but I started thinking. In a few days, I came up with a simple idea that grew and grew in my head. Those are the best, those that grow and develop quite naturally until suddenly a whole new universe starts to emerge.”
The fans were eager to find out where the show has been filmed and where is it set.
As we know, Elite is centred around the fictional private school, Las Encinas. Speaking about the series, writer Carlos said that the school is situated in a town in the mountains.
Most of the actions take place in and around the school and in the homes of the core characters.
Elite is filmed in Madrid. The series is partially filmed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial which is also known as El Escorial de Arriba. The area is located north-west of Madrid in the Sierre de Guadarrama region.
With Madrid being the central capital of Spain, it was the number one spot to represent the life of a teenage student.
The town within Madrid, near the foot of Mount Abantos, is home to a historic monastery called El Escorial.
The capital is Spain’s central film hub as well as the television hub. The fans have primarily appreciated the series along with its idea, portrayal and locations.