Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Jul. 12, 2005
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Seasons and episodes

1Season 1 Jul. 12, 2005
2Season 2 Sep. 05, 2006
3Season 3 Jul. 17, 2007
4Season 4 Jun. 17, 2008
5Season 5 Jun. 02, 2009
6Season 6 Jul. 13, 2010

Creator

Cast

Antonia Prebble isLoretta west
Loretta west
Charles Mesure isDs Zane gerard
Ds Zane gerard
Grant Bowler isWolfgang west
Wolfgang west
Shane Cortese isHayden peters
Hayden peters
Robyn Malcolm isCheryl west
Cheryl west
Antony Starr isVan west/metro west
Van west/metro west
Siobhan Marshall isPascalle west
Pascalle west
Frank Whitten isGrandpa ted west
Grandpa ted west
Elizabeth Hawthorne isNgaire munroe-west
Ngaire munroe-west

Synopsis

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.

Outrageous Fortune
Original title Outrageous Fortune
TMDb Rating 7.2 8 votes
First air date Jul. 12, 2005
Last air date Nov. 09, 2010
Seasons 6
Episodes 106
Average Duration 43 minutes

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