Mohammed has twice been nominated for the role of Nate, though ultimately didn’t pick up the statuette, but this season may be third time lucky as the character steps out of Lasso’s shadow. He has broken from AFC Richmond and taken over as West Ham manager, becoming the show’s antagonist as a result.
“I’ve never played a villain before in anything,” the actor says, “and it’s such a heel turn in season two, and the way it ended. A lot of people feel betrayed.” He adds with a smile, “And rightly so, they should be feeling that. I’m not condoning Nate’s actions in any way.”
Apple paid West Ham a six figure sum to use West Ham’s branding and logos on the hit series due to air from Wednesday.