With the headline-capturing success of Serial and The Jinx, it's the perfect moment for Errol Morris โ€” whose 1988 doc The Thin Blue Line helped overturn a wrongfully convicted man's life sentence โ€” to re-enter the true crime genre via a six-part documentary series for Netflix.

Morris, who won an Oscar for The Fog of War, let a (very) few details slip in an interview he gave in conjunction with The Thin Blue Line's Blu-ray release next week.

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Speaking with Business Insider, he pointed out that he's never really left true crime behind, with projects like 2010 doc Tabloid and 2012 book A Wilderness of Error. (The latter is about convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald, and takes a different approach to the case than the seminal true-crime book written about it, Fatal Vision.)

Alas, he was rather vague about the particulars of his Netflix series:

When asked if the current six-part Netflix series he's making was [true crime] he replied, "That, yes, has an element of true crime in it. Yes indeed it does."

He would not go into detail about the series, only to say that an announcement was forthcoming.

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We'll be waiting to hear more on that!

Post-Netflix, Morris' next project will be Holland, Michigan, his first narrative film since 1991's The Dark Wind. It's been in the works for awhile; in this 2013 article it's described as "a suburban thriller laced with black humor."

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