The Yorkshire Post (p3) reports that Ron Rose, who has already written for shows such as The Bill and Heartbeat, has been commissioned by an independent production company to produce a script based on the council's recent troubled history.
The company, Chameleon, aims to sell the story to one of Britain's leading terrestrial broadcasters next year.
Managing director Allen Jewhurst said: 'We've commissioned Ron to do a script and we'll be getting the first draft in the new year. I think this is a powerful story which deserves to be made into a film.'
Mr Rose said: 'It's like Watergate and All the President's Men. The real stars have been a number of journalist.'