Elite star Manu Ríos has revealed that he’s leaving the LGBTQ+ inclusive teen drama. Since making his debut on the fourth season of the beloved Netflix series, the 23-year-old actor has captivated viewers with his honest portrayal of openly queer student Patrick Blanco.
While Ríos delivered another standout performance in the show’s latest batch of episodes, it looks like fans will be seeing less of Patrick in future releases.
During a recent interview with Fotogramas, the young talent revealed that he would not be returning for the seventh season of Elite. “I believe that everything that begins has its end.
As an actor, you want to do different things,” he explained. “Although Elite has been an incredible experience, and I am very grateful for everything it has brought, there are also times when it is necessary to move on from that stage, change the page, and do other things.” While Ríos has no plans to return to the show’s seventh season, he left the door open to future appearances. “But who knows, life takes many turns.