Earthsea Film (TV)

The SCI FI Channel is adapting Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea. This is almost cool, except that it’s a Hallmark production. However, I see that despite what the author says about the book, it appears that they’re casting white people in it. OK, so Ogion is played by Danny Glover, but in the books he and Ged (here played by Shawn Ashmore, the kid that did Iceman in the X-Men movie) are of the same people.
Tenar in the book is actually white (a Karg, sort-of moslem viking barbarians), but she’s probably not as pretty as Kristin (Smallville) Kreuk, who is playing her in this. But then, who is?