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 an American 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 2023, the latest media released in the franchise was the live-action spy film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, which premiered in Rome on July 12, 2023.


Television series[edit]

Overview Mission: Impossible television series
Title Release Seasons Episodes Note(s)
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV series) 1966–1973 7 171 episodes
Mission: Impossible (1988 TV series) 1988–1990 2 35 episodes


Overview of Mission: Impossible films
Title Release date Note(s)
Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob 1967 Released theatrically in Europe and Australia.
Mission: Impossible May 22, 1996 Part of the Mission: Impossible film series.
Mission: Impossible 2 May 24, 2000
Mission: Impossible III May 5, 2006
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol December 16, 2011
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation July 31, 2015
Mission: Impossible – Fallout July 27, 2018
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One July 12, 2023
Untitled eighth Mission: Impossible film May 23, 2025


Overview of Mission: Impossible soundtracks
Title Release date Note(s)
Music from Mission: Impossible 1967
Mission: Impossible (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) May 14, 1996
Music from and Inspired by Mission: Impossible 2 May 9, 2000
Mission: Impossible 2 (Music from the Original Motion Picture Score) June 13, 2000
Mission: Impossible III (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) May 9, 2006
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (Music from the Motion Picture) December 13, 2011
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Music from the Motion Picture) July 24, 2015
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Music from the Motion Picture) July 13, 2018
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (Music from the Motion Picture) July 12, 2023

Video games[edit]

Overview of Mission: Impossible video games
Title Platform Release date Note(s)
Mission: Impossible NES 1990 Based on the 1988 TV series revival.
Mission: Impossible[2] MS-DOS 1991
Mission: Impossible N64 1998 Based on the first film.
PSX 1999
Mission: Impossible GBC 2000
Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma GBA 2003
Mission: Impossible III J2ME 2006 Developed by Gameloft
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation iOS 2015 Developed by Glu


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


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

Cast and characters[edit]

Overview of Mission: Impossible cast and characters
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
Untitled eighth film
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 TBA
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
Grace Hayley Atwell
Jasper Briggs Shea Whigham
Gabriel Esai Morales
Paris Pom Klementieff


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