Earlier in the week I went to a meet and greet (stay tuned for my full account of that, coming soon!) with EL James. And she briefly mentioned Freed. This is essentially what she had to say about it:
While there’s no 100%, concrete plan to write Freed (from Christian Grey’s perspective), she didn’t completely rule it out either, which brings me hope! She mentioned that she knew it was something a ton of people were hoping for, (she was clearly pretty in tune with her fans and aware of the demand) she’s just apprehensive about writing certain parts of that novel from Grey’s perspective (mainly the Mrs. Robinson stuff) and she felt she needs to “get back in that mindset” (meaning the Fifty Shades world) before she can write Freed.
So that’s the news for now! I’m glad to hear she’s aware of how her fans want this last book, and I like that she hasn’t ruled it out. It’s just on the back burner for now, but it is something she’s apparently hoping to get back too at some point!