‘Severance’ Actor Tramell Tillman Joins Next ‘Mission: Impossible’ (Exclusive)

Tramell Tillman — the actor who broke out in popular Apple series Severance — has landed a role in the eighth Mission: Impossible film.

Tillman will join fellow franchise newcomers like Katy O’Brian, Nick Offerman and Hannah Waddingham, along with Mission vets that include Henry Czerny, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Pom Klementieff and Vanessa Kirby. Plot details (including what character Tillman will be playing) are being kept under wraps.

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Star Tom Cruise is producing the Paramount and Skydance film with director Christopher McQuarrie. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger and Chris Brock are executive producing.

In Dead Reckoning Part One, the last Mission film to hit theaters, Cruise returned as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, a role he originated in the 1996 film based on the popular television series and he has carried over films that have collectively crossed some multiple billions at the global box office. The seventh film saw the return of IMF director Eugene Kittridge, played by Czerny, who became the director of the CIA. “For a series now well into its third decade — and continuing next summer with Dead Reckoning Part Two — Mission: Impossible has remained remarkably consistent,” reads The Hollywood Reporter review of that film.

Mission: Impossible 8 (no longer titled Dead Reckoning Part Two) is dated for May 23, 2025.

Tillman earned a SAG and Spirit Award nomination for his role in Severance, where he starred alongside Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette and John Turturro; he will return for the second season of the series. His other screen credits include series Dietland, Godfather of Harlem, and Hunters. He is repped by Principal Entertainment and Jackoway Austen.

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