During the hour long panel, cast members gushed about their behind-the-scenes rituals, the show’s sudden rise to fame and how one cast member almost walked away from the cult series.

In honor of “The Wire,” dubbed by many as HBO’s best show of all time, we’re shining light on a select handful of actors who jump started their career on the inner city drama, showcasing the hard life on the streets Baltimore.

Hit the flip for actors like Idris Elba and Michael B. Jordan whose careers launched into stardom following their tenure on “The Wire.”

[Via: Rolling Out]