WEST SIDE STORY is a sweeping historical tale of crime and passion set in 1970s New Zealand. From Rachel Lang and James Griffin, the award-winning creators of Outrageous Fortune, West Side Story will take the West family’s large and loyal fan-base on a journey back to where it all began. This six-part series tells the story of legendary safe cracker and career criminal, Ted West and his fire cracker of a wife, Rita. Combining real events and the rich folklore of the West family and associates, this is rollicking history, and a tempestuous romance, set at a time of great social upheaval.