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Outrageous Fortune is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series, which ran from 12 July 2005 to 9 November 2010 on TV3. The series followed the lives of the career criminal West family after the matriarch, Cheryl, decided the family should go straight and abide by the law. The show was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang and produced by South Pacific Pictures.

Like the show itself, episodes took their names from Shakespeare quotations. The show concluded after 6 seasons and 107 episodes making it the longest running drama series made in New Zealand. The primary cast for the show's run consisted of Robyn Malcolm, Antony Starr, Siobhan Marshall, Antonia Prebble, Frank Whitten and Kirk Torrance; Grant Bowler appeared in a sporadic role throughout the show's first five seasons.

The show premiered on 12 July 2005 and was welcomed by high acclaim. It won many of the major categories in the New Zealand television awards for its first 4 years, with Malcolm's performance warmly recognised by most New Zealand reviewers. Following the show's success, both the United States and England adapted Outrageous Fortune into their own respective series, neither of which were renewed after the debut season.

  1. James Griffin


  2. Rachel Lang


Series Cast

  1. Antonia Prebble

    Antonia Prebble

    Loretta west

    106 Episodes

  2. Charles Mesure

    Charles Mesure

    Ds Zane gerard

    106 Episodes

  3. Grant Bowler

    Grant Bowler

    Wolfgang west

    106 Episodes

  4. Shane Cortese

    Shane Cortese

    Hayden peters

    106 Episodes

  5. Robyn Malcolm

    Robyn Malcolm

    Cheryl west

    106 Episodes

  6. Antony Starr

    Antony Starr

    Van west/metro west

    106 Episodes

  7. Siobhan Marshall

    Siobhan Marshall

    Pascalle west

    106 Episodes

  8. Frank Whitten

    Grandpa ted west

    106 Episodes

  9. David Fane

    David Fane


    106 Episodes

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Outrageous Fortune

Season 6

2010 | 17 Episodes

Season 6 of Outrageous Fortune premiered on July 13, 2010.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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