Hood Unites Canuck Producers

Animation and sales company Portfolio is keeping production of its new animated series Hood in Canada.

The Toronto-based firm and animation cable channel Teletoon will produce the series, taking advantage of government and tax-credit money that will cover between 50 and 70 percent of the show’s budget, Variety reports.

The tween series follows a secret group of teens who defend the earth from supernatural enemies by wearing super-charged hoodies. Creating the series is Howie Shia, who won the Grand Prix at the 2007 Tokyo Anime Fair. He’ll work on the series bible and early scripts with story editor Mark Leiren-Young.