Tara and Denise in The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic horror series developed by Frank Darabont for AMC that is based on the eponymous comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The Walking Dead takes place after the onset of a worldwide zombie apocalypse. The zombies, colloquially referred to as “walkers”, shamble towards living humans and other creatures to eat them. Humans that they bite or scratch become infected and slowly turn into walkers as well. It is revealed early in the series that all living humans carry this pathogen, so that if they die from any other cause, they will also turn into walkers. The only way to permanently kill a walker is to damage its brain or otherwise fully destroy the body, such as by cremating it. Tara and Denise are portrayed by Alanna Masterson and Merritt Wever.