‘Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part 2’ Adds ‘Ted Lasso’ Star Hannah Waddingham

With the third and final season of Ted Lasso debuting tomorrow, Hannah Waddingham has found something that could keep her busy for a while. A new franchise. The Emmy winner has joined Tom Cruise in the cast of Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part 2, as confirmed by director Christopher McQuarrie on social media a few days ago.

Production on the sequel is underway now, but not much is known about the plot of either Dead Reckoning film. We do know that Cruise will be performing yet another insanely dangerous stunt, possibly the biggest one yet. We don’t know enough to even guess which actors from Part 1 will stick around for Part 2. With that title, it’s safe to assume some characters won’t make it out alive.

Waddingham has been on a roll since landing the part of AFC Richmond team owner Rebecca Welton on Apple’s Ted Lasso series. She’s been nominated for two Emmys and was victorious once. She’s also appeared on Sex Education, an episode of Willow, and Hocus Pocus 2. Coming up are roles in Garfield, and in The Fall Guy opposite Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling.

Waddingham has an air of authority about her, so don’t be shocked if she’s some agency bigwig or something like that.

Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part 2 opens June 28th 2024

Travis Hopson
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