WESTSIDE is a sweeping historical tale of crime and passion set in 1970s and 1980s New Zealand.
From James Griffin and Rachel Lang, the award-winning creators of Outrageous Fortune, WESTSIDE will take the West family’s large and loyal fan-base on a journey back to where it all began.
WESTSIDE tells the story of legendary safe cracker and career criminal, Ted West, his fire cracker of a wife, Rita and their criminal genius son, Wolf. Combining real events and the rich folklore of the notorious West family and associates, this is rollicking Kiwi history, with a generous serve of outrageous heists, tempestuous romance and poisoned lamingtons.
WESTSIDE is a prequel to Outrageous Fortune. Over six seasons between 2005 and 2010, Outrageous Fortune established itself as New Zealand's most successful television drama series. A consistent ratings winner, the show achieved cult status and critical acclaim at home and abroad and to date has won more than 50 awards.