Scoundrels is about a family of small-time criminals who try to go straight after the father is sent to prison. Virginia Madsen (Sideways, The Astronaut Farmer), plays Cheryl West, the mother who must take charge and try to keep her kids on the straight and narrow. Scoundrels also stars David James Elliott as Wolfgang "Wolf" West; Patrick Flueger as Logan West/Calvin "Cal" West; Leven Rambin as Heather West; Vanessa Marano as Hope West and Carlos Bernard as Sergeant Mack. Scoundrels is based on a New Zealand series entitled Outrageous Fortune. Lyn Greene and Richard Levine (Nip/Tuck) and Francie Calfo serve as executive producers. John Barnett, whose company, South Pacific Pictures, produces the New Zealand series, is also an executive producer. Co-executive producers include Michael Larkin, Michael Goldstein, Bruce Cervi and John Lansing.