The cast and the behind-the-scenes team of The Wire gathered in New York City on Oct. 16 to talk through the five-year run of the critically acclaimed series. It never won any Emmys — much to the disappointment of fans — and didn't score huge ratings, but since it went off the air in 2008, the love affair with the Baltimore-set drama continues. The series' fandom has outlived even some of its biggest and most gripping characters — we're looking at you Idris Elba (who played drug lord Stringer Bell) and Michael Kenneth Williams (who played stick-up artist Omar, a cult figure in his own right).
At the PaleyFest event, cast members Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, Seth Gilliam, Jim True-Frost, John Doman, Tristan Wilds, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., and Jamie Hector, joined series creator David Simon and executive producer Nina Noble. And they spilled the goods.