Can Marvel’s Daredevil help Netflix battle new rivals?

A scene from "Daredevil" on Netflix.
Source: Marvel

Daredevil may be a lesser-known Marvel superhero, but he could be a key player in Netflix's battle to add subscribers as it faces a growing host of rivals investing in original content. "Daredevil's" 13-episode season—which has drawn rave reviews, and was described by the company's content chief, Ted Sarandos, as "dark and brooding"—hit Netflix at 12 a.m. Pacific time Friday.