Read an excerpt from the new 'Fifty Shades Darker' – Christian Grey's perspective

MANILA, Philippines – Fans are eagerly awaiting the trailer for Fifty Shades Darker, and on Saturday, September 10, they got the next best thing. (READ: Kim Basinger to play Christian Grey's ex in 'Fifty Shades Darker')

To celebrate the birthday of Anastasia Steele, the main character in the Fifty Shades series, author EL James released an excerpt of her upcoming novel: a version of the sequel Fifty Shades Darker, from Christian Grey's perspective. 

"Good morning, all. I know you're anxiously awaiting the trailer, and that's happening. Soon. In the meantime, in honor of Ana's birthday, there's this," wrote James in the caption.

The two-page sneak-peek featured Christian himself tensely waiting in his car for Anastasia to get off work.

 

James released Grey: Fifty Shades Of Grey As Told By Christian in June 2015, and is hoping to release its untitled sequel in 2017, according to a note at the bottom of the excerpt: "Fifty Shades Darker from Christian's point of view – coming 2017 (hopefully)." 

Like this version of the book, the Fifty Shades of Darker movie is set to be released in 2017, too. The 3rd movie, Fifty Shades Freed, is set to be released in 2018.

James Foley will be directing Fifty Shades Darker, while Niall Leonard and EL James are penning the script. – Rappler.com