• 60 Mins
  • Drama
  • TV Series

A prequel to Outrageous Fortune, Westside travels back in time to tell the story of legendary safe cracker Ted West, his wife Rita, and their infamous family of criminals.

52 x 1 hours available.

From the award-winning creators of Outrageous Fortune comes a sweeping tale of crime and family across three iconic decades.

Throughout six epic seasons, Westside follows the fates and fortunes of legendary safe-cracker Ted West (David de Lautour), his fire cracker of a wife, Rita (Antonia Prebble) and their criminal genius son, Wolf (Reef Ireland).

Spanning the 70s, 80s and 90s, Westside combines real life events with the rich folklore of the notorious West family. This is rollicking Kiwi history with a generous serve of outrageous heists, tempestuous romances and poisoned lamingtons.

Westside is a prequel to Outrageous Fortune. Over six season, between 2005 and 2010, Outrageous Fortune established itself as New Zealand's most successful television drama series, winning ratings and over 50 awards world-wide. 

WS 20 ep 1 (David de Lautour as Ted & Antonia Prebble as Rita) (c) SPP (M)


James Griffin, Rachel Lang, Kate McDermott, Rachel Lang, John Daniell, Michael Beran, Nick Ward, Shoshana McCallum, Dan Musgrove


Mike Smith, Josh Frizzell, Micheal Hurst, Murray Keane, Mark Beesley, Helena Brooks, Oliver Driver, Aidee Walker, Katie Wolfe, Geoff Cawthorn, David de Lautour, Caroline Bell-Booth, Sima Urale, Jacqueline Nairn


Chris Bailey, Sally Campbell, Tim Balme

Executive Producers

John Barnett, Kelly Martin, Chris Bailey, Sally Campbell, Andrew Szusterman

Award 1

Best Drama: New York Festivals International Film & TV Awards 2016

Award 2

Bronze Medal: 2018 New York International Film and TV Awards; Drama

Award 3

Silver Medal: New York Festivals Film and TV Awards 2019

Award 4

C21 International Drama Awards, Finalist: Best Returning Drama

Award 5

Winner: Best Drama NZTV Awards 2018

Award 6

Winner: Best Drama NZTV Awards 2019

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