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Starring Jón Gnarr
Sigurjón Kjartansson
Helga Braga Jónsdóttir
Þorsteinn Guðmundsson
Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Benedikt Erlingsson
Country of origin  Iceland
Executive producer(s) Styrmir Sigurðsson, Óskar Jónasson, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Ragnar Bragason
Running time 30 minutes
Original network Stöð 2
Original release 13 October 1997 – 2001

Fóstbræður (English: Fosterbrothers) was a comedy sketch show which premiered on the Icelandic Stöð 2 in October 1997.


The show was written by the stars themselves, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Jón Gnarr, Helga Braga Jónsdóttir, Þorsteinn Guðmundsson (season 2-5), Benedikt Erlingsson (season 1-3), Gunnar Jónsson (Season 3-5) and Hilmir Snær Guðnason (season 1 only).

Awards and Perception[edit]

The show's five seasons (from 1997 to 2001) were received with much enthusiasm by the TV-watching public in Iceland, winning four Edda awards (1999, 2000 and 2001)

Later Releases[edit]

Because of demand, the show was released on VHS in 2000, and on DVD in 2007.