'Fifty Shades Darker From Christian's Point of View' follows last year's 'Grey'

By Jessica Goodman
Updated September 13, 2016 at 03:18 PM EDT

E.L. James is writing another book in her best selling Fifty Shades of Grey canon; she’ll retell Fifty Shades Darker, the second book in the series, from Christian Grey’s point of view in a book reportedly called Fifty Shades Darker From Christian’s Point of View.

This version follows last year’s Grey, a retelling of the first book Fifty Shades of Grey, also from Christian’s point of view instead of Anastasia Steele’s.

James teased new edition in a post on Facebook over the weekend — on Ana’s birthday — when she posted two pages. “I know you’re anxiously awaiting the [Fifty Shades Darker] trailer, and that’s happening… soon,” James wrote. “In the meantime, in honor of Ana’s birthday, there’s this.” (The Darker trailer debuted Tuesday morning.)

In the pages she posted — embedded in full below — Christian, the hotshot billionaire who introduces Ana to BDSM relationships, waits for her as she takes meetings inside Seattle Independent Publishing. “Nothing turns out as I expect with Miss Anastasia Steele. Panic knots my stomach once more,” James writes.”

Last year’s Grey earned negative reviews all-aroundEW gave the clunker a D+ — but fans of the trilogy helped the book sell more than 1 million copies in a week.

Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters February, 2017, which may be around when James debuts the full Darker from Christian’s Point of View. At the bottom of the excerpt James writes, “Coming 2017 (hopefully.).”

Fifty Shades Darker

  • Movie
  • R
  • 118 minutes
  • James Foley