Mission: Impossible

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Mission: Impossible
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Created byBruce Geller
Original workMission: Impossible (1966)
OwnerParamount Pictures
(Paramount Global)
Films and television
Television series
Video game(s)
Original music

Mission: Impossible is a multimedia franchise based on a fictional secret espionage agency known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). The 1966 TV series ran for seven seasons and was revived in 1988 for two seasons. It inspired a series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise beginning in 1996. By 2011, the franchise generated over $4 billion in revenue making Mission: Impossible one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.[1] As of 2022, the latest item released in the franchise was the action-drama Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which premiered in Paris on July 12, 2018.


Television series[edit]

Title Run Seasons Episodes Note(s) Ref(s)
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV series) 7 171 episodes
Mission: Impossible (1988 TV series) 2 35 episodes


# Title Release date Note(s) Ref(s)
1 Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob 1968 Released theatrically in Europe and Australia.
2 Mission: Impossible May 22, 1996 Part of the Mission: Impossible film series.
3 Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000
4 Mission: Impossible III May 5, 2006
5 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol December 16, 2011
6 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation July 31, 2015
7 Mission: Impossible – Fallout July 27, 2018
8 Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One July 14, 2023
9 Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two June 28, 2024


# Title Release date Note(s) Ref(s)
1 Music from Mission: Impossible
2 Mission: Impossible
3 Music from and Inspired by Mission: Impossible 2
4 Mission: Impossible 2 (Music from the Original Motion Picture Score)
5 Mission: Impossible III (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
6 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Music from the Motion Picture)
7 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Music from the Motion Picture)
8 Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Music from the Motion Picture)

Video games[edit]

# Title Release date Note(s) Ref(s)
1 Mission: Impossible 1990 Released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Based on the 1988 TV series revival.
2 Mission: Impossible 1991 Released for the MS-DOS. Based on the 1988 TV series revival. [2]
3 Mission: Impossible 1998 Released for the Nintendo 64, later ported to the PlayStation in 1999. Based on the first film.
4 Mission: Impossible 2000 Released for the Game Boy Color. Based on the first film.
5 Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma 2003 Released for the Game Boy Advance, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube


# Title Release date Author Note(s) Ref(s)
1 Mission: Impossible 1 1967 Walter Wager (credited as John Tiger) Part of a series
2 Mission: Impossible 2: Code Name: Judas 1968 Jim Lawrence (credited as Max Walker)
3 Mission: Impossible 3: Code Name: Rapier
4 Mission: Impossible 4: Code Name: Little Ivan 1969 Walter Wager (credited as John Tiger)
5 Mission: Impossible 5: The Priceless Particle 1969 Talmage Powell Part of a series
6 Mission: Impossible 6: The Money Explosion 1970
7 Mission Impossible 1996 Peter Barsocchini Novelization to the Tom Cruise film
8 Mission Impossible 8: The Aztec Imperative James Luceno Tie-in series to the film series
9 Mission Impossible 9: Ring Of Fire Tom Philbin
10 Mission Impossible 10: The Doomsday Summit


# Title Release date Note(s) Ref(s)
1 Mission: Impossible 1967 Five issue series published by Dell Comics
2 Mission: Impossible 1972 Comic strip published in Countdown/TV Action
3 Mission: Impossible 1996 Tie-in prequel one-shot to the 1996 film published by Marvel Comics

Cast and characters[edit]

Character TV series Film
Mission: Impossible (1966) Mission: Impossible (1988) Mission: Impossible Mission: Impossible 2 Mission: Impossible III Mission: Impossible –
Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible –
Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible –
Mission: Impossible –
Dead Reckoning Part One
Mission: Impossible –
Dead Reckoning Part Two
Dan Briggs Steven Hill
Cinnamon Carter Barbara Bain
Barney Collier Greg Morris
Willy Armitage Peter Lupus
Jim Phelps Peter Graves Jon Voight
Rollin Hand Martin Landau
Paris Leonard Nimoy
Dana Lambert Lesley Warren
Dr. Doug Robert Sam Elliott
Lisa Casey Lynda Day George
Nicholas Black Thaao Penghlis
Max Harte Tony Hamilton
Grant Collier Phil Morris
Casey Randall Terry Markwell
Shannon Reed Jane Badler
Ethan Hunt Tom Cruise
Luther Stickell Ving Rhames
Eugene Kittridge Henry Czerny Henry Czerny
Claire Phelps Emmanuelle Béart
Franz Krieger Jean Reno
Sarah Davies Kristin Scott Thomas
Max Mitsopolis Vanessa Redgrave
Sean Ambrose Dougray Scott
Nyah Nordoff-Hall Thandiwe Newton
Mission Commander
Anthony Hopkins
Hugh Stamp Richard Roxburgh
Billy Baird John Polson
John C. McCloy Brendan Gleeson
Dr. Nekhorvich Rade Šerbedžija
Benji Dunn Simon Pegg
Julia Meade Michelle Monaghan Michelle Monaghan TBA
Owen Davian Philip Seymour Hoffman
John Musgrave Billy Crudup
Declan Gormley Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Lindsey Farris Keri Russell
Zhen Lei Maggie Q
Theodore Brassel Laurence Fishburne
William Brandt Jeremy Renner TBA
Jane Carter Paula Patton
Kurt Hendricks Michael Nyqvist
Ilsa Faust Rebecca Ferguson
Alan Hunley Alec Baldwin
Solomon Lane Sean Harris TBA
Atlee Simon McBurney
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tom Hollander
Alanna Mitsopolis
White Widow
Vanessa Kirby
August Walker
John Lark
Henry Cavill
Erica Sloane Angela Bassett
TBA Hayley Atwell
Shea Whigham
Pom Klementieff TBA
Esai Morales


  1. ^ Barone, Matt (November 15, 2011). "Paula Patton: The P Is Free (2011/2012 Cover Story)". Complex. Verizon Hearst Media Partners. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Mission: Impossible for DOS (1991)". MobyGames. Blue Flame Labs. Retrieved May 16, 2020.

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