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Title card season 1
GenreLegal Drama, Thriller
Created bySigurjón Kjartansson
Developed bySigurjón Kjartansson
Written bySigurjón Kjartansson,
Story by
  • Sigurjón Kjartansson
  • Kristinn Þórðarson
  • Margrét Örnólfsdóttir
  • María Reyndal
Directed bySigurjón Kjartansson, Baldvin Z (season 3)
Composer(s)Barði Jóhannsson Pétur Jónsson (Season 3)
Country of originIceland
Original language(s)Icelandic
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes21
Executive producer(s)Sigurjón Kjartansson
Production location(s)Reykjavík, Iceland
Running time52 min
Production company(s)Saga Film
DistributorRed Arrow International
Original networkStöð 2
Picture format16:9 HD
Original releaseJanuary 18, 2009 (2009-01-18) –
December 13, 2015 (2015-12-13)

Réttur (Icelandic: [ˈrjɛʰtʏr̥], Court) is an Icelandic television series created and produced by Sigurjón Kjartansson of RVK Studios,[1][2][3] retitled Case and The Court in English-language markets. It was picked up by NBC and producer Howard Gordon for a US remake.[4] Seasons 1 and 2 feature a different case every episode, while season 3 is a single case that gets solved throughout the season.[1][2][3]


Réttur is about Logi Traustason, an attorney who joins a law firm owned by business partners Brynhildur and Hörður. Together they solve court cases which often brings them all too close to their cases and subjects of the Icelandic society.


  • Logi Traustason

Logi is an attorney of law. After spending years in prison for a murder he did not commit he opens his own law practice. His office gets bankrupted and he starts working his way up at another firm. After two years he does not get the partner position he is expecting, and leaves the firm to join Réttur, a small firm facing financial difficulties, owned by Brynhildur and Hörður. Logi is an alcoholic and quite the ladies man, finding it hard to stay true to only one woman. He and Brynhildur do not always see things eye to eye.


  1. ^ "Sigurjón Kjartansson". www.mbl.is. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  2. ^ "Kameljónið Sigurjón Kjartansson". Kvennablaðið. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  3. ^ "About Rvk STUDIOS : RVK Studios". rvkstudios.is. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  4. ^ "Sigurjón Kjartansson". Serial Eyes. Retrieved 2016-04-14.

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