20-year-old Spanish actor Itzan Escamilla plays Samuel on Elite . As one of the scholarship kids at Las Encinas, he’s just looking to keep his head down and get good grades but that all changes once he starts hanging out with Marina. The two start dating and she even confesses to him her HIV positive status. At the end of season 1, Samuel discovers that Marina was having an affair with his brother Nano, is pregnant, and is planning on running away. After discovering her body, Samuel points the finger at Nano before realizing that there was no way his brother could have killed her.