Outrageous Fortune prequel is in the works

NZ on Air today confirmed funding for West Side Story, a six-part drama series created by Rachel Lang and James Griffin (Outrageous Fortune).

The series will be set in the 1970s against a backdrop of real-life historical events and will tell the story of legendary safe cracker and career criminal Ted West, his wife Rita and their son Wolfgang.

Production will commence in late 2014 and the show will screen on TV3 in New Zealand.