There’s plenty that’s been said about the era of “Peak TV,” and John Travolta says it’s about the fact that there’s “more freedom” in television than in movies currently.

That freedom, he told Rob Lowe during Variety and PBS’ “Actors on Actors,” helped lead to FX’s critically acclaimed “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” in which he stars as Bob Shapiro. He explained that the cast had to be “enlightened” with the truth in the complicated case of the O.J. Simpson trial.

The entire interview can be watched when the two-part fourth-season premiere of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” airs June 12 and June 19 on PBS SoCal. Presented by Shopbop/East Dane, the episodes will also be available to stream on Variety.com.