Who is ‘Elite’ Actor Itzan Escamilla?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Itzan Escamilla standing in front of an

The shock discuss Netflix’s Elite is ongoing, together with the streamer renewing the present for 2 extra seasons. While from Spain, the tales Elite tells in regards to the class divides are really eye-opening and provocative. Thanks to forcing actors portraying the leads, the present discovered new expertise who’ve but to search out particular person success right here in America.

One of these is Itzan Escamilla, who performs Samuel García Domínguez on the present. Those aware of the characters know he’s one of many extra conscientious college students on the rich non-public college he transfers to. Will Escamilla develop into an even bigger star right here within the states after hailing from Madrid?

Itzan Escamilla nonetheless has a comparatively quick credit listing

Itzan Escamilla standing in front of an 'Elite' logo not smiling with his hands at his hands
Itzan Escamilla | Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images for Netflix

Born Itzan Escamilla Guerrero in 1997, Escamilla has stayed in his native Spain, first showing on the historic drama Seis hermanas. His memorable look in that on the age of 19 led to lots extra appearing work, together with a component as a daily on one other collection earlier than the yr ended.

This was on one other historic drama referred to as Víctor Ros the place he performed Juan for seven episodes. After different TV visitor pictures, he landed one more collection, this time with an English title: Cable Girls.

In Spain, this was one other hit and aired on Netflix from 2017-18, giving Escamilla familiarity with streaming audiences. What made the collection so notable is the principle characters have been ladies, depicting how working-class ladies (in a 1920s-era Spanish telecommunications firm) confronted so many challenges.

Escamilla performed Francisco within the above present for under three episodes till discovering a break to behave in a theatrical film.

Strategy to develop into a film star earlier than Elite got here calling

In late 2019, Escamilla starred in a film made in Spain referred to as Planeta 5000. The story concerned a younger man named Sergio who joins a non secular cult along with his girlfriend. Latter tries valiantly to flee the cult’s clutches whereas Sergio appears hellbent on staying in.

Yes, the plot is a little bit acquainted, however an instance of how daring Spain has all the time been in movie. Just earlier than the movie got here out, Escamilla managed to land the position of Samuel on Elite.

Perhaps this was for the most effective since Planeta 5000 had a really small viewers. In America, Escamilla was definitely unknown, as was many of the solid. Before the tip of 2018, he grew to become extra acquainted right here as soon as Netflix provided the present to U.S. viewers.

It seems Escamilla will keep dedicated to the present for some time after Netflix upped the season rely. What will develop into of his Samuel character, although? Can Escamilla use this collection to develop into a world film actor?

The second season of Elite had Samuel go lacking

Anyone who watches Elite recurrently seemingly remembers Samuel going into hiding final season as a result of he had details about who killed Marina. He works with Guzmán to work out plans to disclose issues, but everybody thinks, for a time, that Samuel was murdered.

After popping out of hiding, it made Escamilla’s character all of the extra memorable, seemingly giving him loads of affords for different work if he has time. According to his IMDb web page, Elite is his solely dedication for the time being. He additionally has episode appearances on the present scheduled via 2021.

Thanks to Netflix showcasing extra reveals from different international locations, it would give higher probabilities for an actor from Spain to develop into an even bigger American star. After all, with expertise starting from Antonio Banderas to Penélope Cruz being from Spain and family American names, there could also be room for Escamilla along with his castmates.

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